Alex Song could be set for a Premier League return this summer as Barcelona are willing to waive any loan fee for the player. The Telegraph report that Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are in the mix for the midfielder and I would add Liverpool to that list.
Alex Song has never really been a first choice at the Camp Nou following his move to Spain from Arsenal in August 2012 for £15m. This season he looks to have fallen down the pecking order even more as Javier Mascherano is believed to be making a move back to the holding midfield role. With new additions of Thomas Vermaelen and Jérémy Mathieu at centre-back and the defensive midfield position currently taken up by ‘first-name-on-the-team-sheet’ Sergio Busquets; Mascherano will now offer an ability to play where needed. This means Song’s limited game time will now decrease even further under new boss Luis Enrique.
The Telegraph understand that Barcelona’s asking price for the 26-year-old Alex Song is a bargain £8m but they are so desperate to move the Cameroonian on that even a free-loan-deal would suffice. Song has a number of interested parties including Galatasaray and some Italian clubs but it is thought he would favour a move back to the Premier League.
Alex Song played 138 Premier League games for Arsenal and has 47 international caps. His experience would certainly add to every club interested, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur known to be searching for more players before the end of the summer window. Liverpool and Everton would also both benefit from his signing, especially as Everton are preparing themselves for bad news over Ross Barkley’s injury.
Where do you reckon Alex Song will end up?
By Gareth Thomas | August 19th, 2014