Clubs baulk at Barcelona asking price for former Arsenal star Song

Alex Song Cameroon

It is reported in Spain that Premier League teams are not willing to spend the asking price Barcelona want for Alex Song.

When Alex Song left Arsenal in 2012 not many blamed him considering the quality of his destination. Song was off to Barcelona.

The Cameroonian was coming off the back of easily his best season in an Arsenal shirt. Barcelona were looking for contenders to Sergio Busquets' role in the heart of the midfield and £15 million proved enough to bring him to the club.

He signed a five-year deal, but just like another former Arsenal midfielder currently at the Nou Camp - Song might have played his last game for the club.

It is reported that Song could be following Cesc Fabregas out of the exit door this summer, as new boss Luis Enrique views Busquets, Javier Mascherano and a handful of the club's younger generation as more than capable of doing the job necessary in the heart of midfield.

His obvious next destination would have to be the Premier League. Arsenal have been linked with bringing him back while Manchester United are said to be keen on linking him back up with Robin van Persie next season.

But reports today are now reporting Song will definitely not return to the Premier League.

Mundo Deportivo are today suggesting he has been offered to Premier League teams - but none of those who can afford him are willing to pay the fee Barca are asking for, believed to be in the region of the £15 million they originally paid for him two summers ago.

The same report states the Catalan club as having informed his agent of their intentions, so he can begin searching for a new club for his player this summer.

Song has the perfect opportunity to put his name back on the map this summer, with a solid performance at the World Cup with Cameroon.

But if he fails to earn a move it could be a long hard season on the Barca bench for this former Arsenal star.

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