Emirates Stadium star set for Nou Camp move.
Alex Song set for £17m Barca transfer after demanding to leave Arsenal
Alex Song is on his way to Barcelona in a deal worth £17million after telling Arsenal he does not want to stay at the club.
The news comes after manager Arsene Wenger spent the last seven days deflecting questions about the future of the 24-year-old, who is a subject of interest from Spanish giants Barcelona.
Speculation is certainly growing over Alex Song’s expected move to Barcelona. After Arsene Wenger stated earlier today that the Cameroon international could indeed be set for a Nou Camp move it would appear that the deal is indeed set to be completed.
Having already seen Robin Van Persie leave for Man United Gunners fans will not be pleased to see another first team regular depart this summer. Clearly if Arsenal want to keep hold of Song then they could do so, unlike the Dutch striker the midfielder has three years to run on his contract and therefore there is no imperative to sell the former Bastia man.
Alex Song has grown into a more complete midfielder over the past year and finished the last campaign as the North London club’s top assist-maker. The 24 year old has made 204 appearances for the Gunners since he joined the club seven years ago.
Barcelona have been relatively quiet in the transfer window, their only notable signing thus far being that of Jordi Alba from Valencia. One would have thought that new boss Tito Vilanova would be looking to ring the changes after the Catalan club lost both their La Liga and Champions League crowns last season.
The BBC are reporting that a deal is set to be completed this weekend.
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