Barcelona’s Alex Song has been talking to French Sports TV Channel beIN Sport this week about his future at the Catalan club. Although the player didn’t mention it, lots of rumours have been flying around linking the Cameroon international with a move to Manchester United.
The 26 year old has a contract with the Catalan giants until June 2107, but many believe the midfielder will be moving on before that time comes around.
Alex Song’s Barcelona experience hasn’t been what everybody expected. Song made just 17 starts in the 2012/13 season and a paltry 9 starts so far this season. The 26 year old appears to be on Barcelona’s list of expendable players for this summer and he could well find himself out of the Camp Nou. In fact, if rumours prove true, Song could be leaving in the summer.
Talking to beIN Sport, Alex Song revealed:
“If I leave Barcelona, it will be to return to the Premier League. I will return to England one day, that’s for sure.”
“Arsene Wenger was like a father to me. He spoke a lot with me when I arrived to Arsenal. I wanted to renew my contract with Arsenal but in that case I would have regretted not joining Barcelona. Barcelona are the best side in the world.”
UK Tabloid the Express has taken Alex Song’s words and come to the following conclusion:
Manchester United are thought to be interested in bringing Song to Old Trafford but the 26-year-old has admitted that he still holds strong ties to former club Arsenal…
Manchester United could yet offer him the chance to be part of David Moyes’ overhaul this summer if Arsenal are not an option.
Alex Song, like so many other great stars is obviously aggrieved by the fact that he rarely gets a game at Barcelona. We saw Thiago leave for Bayern and no doubt we’ll see others leave for the possibility of getting more playing time. Once you land at a club like Barcelona, you have to be pretty special to get regular games. it’s been a terrific experience for Song and he wouldn’t regret his time at the Camp Nou. However, it may be time to spread his wings in the summer and move back to a regular playing schedule in the Premier League.