Alexander Hleb has moved to Birmingham City, it was announced today, though he wants to make to clear to you: He could have gone so many other places.â†µ
There he was, staring at Champions League football and a return to London with Spurs. He could have gone to a league champion, had Champions League competition in beautiful Lisbon with Benfica. Or, he could have done to one of the most storied clubs in the world: Liverpool.â†µ
Instead, Alexander Hleb has been loaned from Barcelona to Birmingham City, a club with all the appeal of the Liverpools of the world.â†µ
And it was his choice, damn it!â†µ
Or not. What the …?â†µ
“I wasn’t able to come to an agreement with one of them,” he continued. “But Birmingham clearly wanted to do the deal more than the others, which is why I made my choice.”â†µ
So you could have gone there, if they actually wanted you?â†µ
Makes sense. Now.