Barcelona have completed the signing of the highly rated Arsenal midfielder Alex Song in a deal worth about £ 15 million. The 24-year-old Cameroon international has not been appreciated much at the Emirates stadium, but he contributed immensely to the team last season with 14 assists. He was playing as a defensive midfielder for the club, which made the statistic even more impressive. However, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recently conceded that he would be interested in letting the midfielder leave the club due to his immense options in midfield. Arsenal have already lost star striker Robin van Persie in the transfer window to Manchester United for £ 24 million.
Even though Arsenal have made a few signings in the transfer window up until now, this comes as a major blow for the team due to the fact that Alex Song has just about matured into a great player. The Cameroon international was £ 2.75 million signing for the club many seasons ago. The 24-year-old has said that he is extremely happy to join a club like Barcelona. He is very much looking forward to winning most of the major trophies with his new club. Song has completed his medical and is expected to make his debut this weekend.
“(I am) very happy to be here, this is the best team in the world, playing at a club like Barca is something I wanted when I was young. I hope the team will continue to win, this is a winning team. They win everything. I will give my best on training and when I get the chance to play I will do it,” said the midfielder after sealing his £ 15 million move to the camp Nou. The player has signed a five-year contract with the Catalan club.