Alexander Hleb's representative has called it a 'great honour' that the Arsenal midfielder is being touted as a possible target of Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Hleb's future at the Emirates Stadium has been the source of much speculation recently, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in the Belarus winger.
One of the sides thought to be looking at Hleb are La Liga champions Madrid, and the player's representative Uli Ferber believes that proves how high the 27-year-old's stock has grown.
'For any player in the world it is always a great honour that a club like Real Madrid is interested in him,' Ferber told Spanish newspaper AS.
'This confirms the good work that Hleb has been doing in these last few years that he is being recognised by one of the greatest clubs in the world.
'Nobody should have any doubts that the interest from Madrid is a privilege for the player.'