Original source: Fichajes
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Contract until: June 2016
According to the Spanish publication Fichajes, West Ham United are ready to let Alex Song return to Barcelona at the end of the season. The 28-year-old struggled to fully establish himself as key squad member in the Hammers team that’s challenging for Champions League qualification.
The defensive midfielder is clearly out of Slaven Bilic’s plans and has made just eight starts in the Premier League this season.
Originally a utility player on the fringes of the first team, Song quickly became an integral part of Arsenal’s starting eleven during the preseason to the 2008–09 campaign, resulting in a €19 million transfer to La Liga giants in 2012.
It’s also believed that Barca are also considering to sell him and Song’s agent already working to find a future destination for his client.
- The Cameroonian international has struggled due to injuries and it is likely Bilic would rather focus his attention elsewhere this summer.
- There are already two young and quality defensive midfielders in the West Ham squad, Pedro Obiang, 24, and Kouyate Cheikhou, 26, and letting Song leave would be a sensible decision.
- Song, himself could be also eager to leave for more playing time, as he’s not veteran yet and has proved his abilities while playing for Arsenal. He previously admitted that was happy to return in England and might search for an options to continue the career at Premier League.
Considering these facts, Gib Football Show concludes that the rumours claiming ‘West Ham Ready to Let the €19 Midfielder Leave This Summer’ are ‘mostly true’.