West Ham have announced the signing of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan. The 26-year-old Cameroon international struggled to hold down a regular place at the Nou Camp following a move from Arsenal in 2012 and returns to the English Premier League with the Hammers – who paraded their new addition to fans ahead of the clash with Southampton.
Clubs throughout Europe were put on alert when it emerged Song would be allowed to leave Barcelona – with West Ham having won the race to take him to Upton Park on a temporary basis,buy Fifa 15 Coins.
Song revealed it was a conversation with Hammers boss Sam Allardyce that led to his decision to move to east London and he is targeting European qualification.
"When I spoke to the manager, he gave me very good advice," he told West Ham’s official website. "I had a very good chat with him and that’s why I am coming here. We have to do better than last season. I think the club has very good ambition and I hope we can maybe catch the European positions, because that would be very good for the club.
That’s why I chose to come here. I always said that if I was to leave (Barcelona) one day I would return to the Premier League.Alex Song, West Ham United midfielder
"West Ham is looking to be a very, very big club in the future. The club has a great project and it is a very big project with very big ambition. I think it’s great for the fans that the club wants to be one of the biggest in England. That’s why I chose to come here. I always said that if I was to leave (Barcelona) one day I would return to the Premier League.