Speculation over the future of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been rife for weeks, and now it has been confirmed that the club are open to selling the Cameroon international.
In a press conference on Wednesday, the Spanish giants’ sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta stated that if any offers come for the 26-year-old, then they will 'evaluate' them.
‘As I have said for other players, he has got a contract, but if any offer comes, then we will certainly evaluate it’, said the 52-year-old. ‘But apart from that, there is nothing really to be said on that matter’.
It would hardly come as a surprise to many that the former Bastia star has been transfer-listed.
Having joined the four-time European champions from Arsenal in the summer of 2012, Song has failed to make a big impact at Camp Nou and has been able to make only 39 La Liga appearances in two seasons.
Song was supposed to strengthen the midfield with his power and physicality, and at the time of his signing, he was considered a really good buy.
The Cameroon international is a versatile player who can feature both in defence and in midfield.
However, Song has not really been impressive in his two years at Barcelona, and it is not a surprise that the club are willing to cash in on a player who cost them a reported £15 million as transfer fee.
Song has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, but recent reports have suggested that there has not been a single concrete offer. That has now been pretty much confirmed by Zubizarreta.
But should a Premier League club make a move for Song? At 26, he can still be a key player for the team and given his exploits with the Gunners in the English top flight, he will be a good signing for a side outside the top four.