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.”


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