Video: Alex Song admits delight at joining Barcelona from Arsenal

Alex Song admits his delight at securing a £14.9m transfer to Barcelona after quitting Arsenal last week

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Alex Song has spoken of his delight at joining Barcelona after the Cameroon midfielder sealed a move away from Arsenal this week.

The 24-year-old is the second big-name departure from the Emirates this summer after Robin van Persie’s transfer to Manchester United.

“I am very happy for being here in Barcelona,” said Song. “It is a great day for me and my family.

“A few weeks ago I was waiting for the confirmation of an extension of my contract with Arsenal. And then Barcelona came along and I did all I could to get that because it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to play in a club like Barça.

“The best club in the world. I also want to thank Arsenal, Arsène Wenger. They have allowed me to be here.

“I knew that Barça is a team that has won everything. But I also know that is a team that is prepared to keep winning everything. And because of that I am very happy for having arrived here.

“I am convinced that we can win everything. I really want that and I am in the perfect team to achieve that.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Gary Neville: What I really think about Man United’s 2-1 loss to Man City
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Champions League draw: Chelsea, Man United learn their last-16 opponents
2017 REVIEW: TOP MOMENTS
The Sport Review
Del Potro surges back vs Thiem at US Open – and on to year’s end
The Sport Review
Mourinho doesn’t want Man United to sign Ozil, claims ex-midfielder