Manchester United and Chelsea are set to battle it out for the signature of former Arsenal midfielder, Alex Song. The 26-year old Cameroonian was on the periphery of the Barcelona team last season, and according to the Daily Star, he could be available for around £20million.
First of all, £20million seems like a steep amount of money if you ask me. Song has played less than forty games in the last two seasons, only playing in the lesser games when Sergio Busquets needs a rest. He has often filled in at centre-back when needed too, which cannot be good for his development as a midfielder.
Song was an excellent holding midfielder during his Arsenal days, but I must admit if we went in for him now I’d be pretty disappointed – especially after all this talk of players like Arturo Vidal being on the radar.
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