Cameroon International Alex Song has spoken out over his £15 million move to Barcelona and the midfielder has some insinuating things to say about his former employers. According to an interview given by the player to British tabloid the Sun, he never really wished to leave the Emirates but was instead looking to sign a long term deal at the club.
Barcelona’s new boy went on to say, “I wanted a new five-year contract at Arsenal. In the end I got one — at Barcelona.
“I had been trying for eight months to start talking about a new long-term deal but the club kept postponing me all the time, saying ‘You have three years left’.
There were rumours circulating in certain circles that the player wanted a heftier pay package at the Emirates and his greed ultimately compelled the club to sell him away to the highest bidder.
But the midfielder denied those claims saying, “I hadn’t talked about money I just wanted to sit down and discuss a new deal — I wanted to commit my career to the club I loved.
“Then out of the blue, Barcelona came in for me.”
If his words are indeed true, Arsenal have, rather frivolously, lost a critical cog in their machinery.
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