Cameroon star returning to the Premier League.
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West Ham United are reportedly set to complete a loan move for former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song from Barcelona, report the Telegraph, despite interest from Liverpool.
Song is seemingly surplus to requirements under new manager Luis Enrique at the Nou Camp, to the extent that the La Liga runners-up are willing to allow him to head to Upton Park without the payment of any loan fee and whilst also paying a portion of the player’s wages.
The former SC Bastia youngster was a success in the Premier League last time around during his spell at Arsenal, persuading Barcelona to make him the latest star that they lured away from the Emirates Stadium.
He has struggled to establish himself as a regular in Catalunya, however, whilst he also disgraced himself at the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a shocking red card for violent conduct during Cameroon’s crushing defeat against Croatia that eliminated them from the competition.
The box-to-box midfielder has also been linked with Liverpool, with Anfield seemingly being the favoured destination for a player who finished as runner-up to Robin van Persie in the Arsenal player of the year awards at the end of his final year at the club.
West Ham, however, seem to be confident of pulling off what would be a real coup, as Sam Allardyce and his side look to bounce back from a midweek League Cup defeat to Sheffield United on penalties at Upton Park.
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