If I were Alex Song (I’m not, honestly) I don’t think I would be too surprised that, being a central midfielder in the same side as Xavi, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano and Sergio Busquets my first team opportunities were a little limited.
Surely when Song made his switch to Barcelona in the summer he was well aware that he wasn’t going to be starting week in week out?
Well, apparently not. The Daily Star are reporting that the Cameroonian is ready to call an end to his spell in Spain due to a lack of first team football alongside family reasons. Apparently Song favours a return to Arsenal but unfortunately will be met with rejection by Arsene Wenger. Supposedly the Arsenal boss is perfectly happy with how well his defensive midfielders Mikel Arteta (sort of) and erm… Abou Diaby are faring.
Well no, not quite.
Wenger has identified Celtic’s Victor Wanyama as a more preferable solution to his midfield problems than Song and believes a bid of £10m should be enough to get his man. Wanyama is just 21 and has impressed for the Scottish side this year with Neil Lennon admitting his side may struggle to hold on to one of their star performers if one of Europe’s top sides – or Arsenal – come calling.