West Ham United midfielder Alex Song has been speaking on his future.
The Cameroon international joined the Hammers on a season-long on deal from Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Former Arsenal star Song has been a star of West Ham’s truly impressive season so far this season, and there have been strong suggestions that he could be recruited on a permanent deal next summer.
The 27-year-old, though, is not looking too far ahead into the future and is focused only on helping West Ham achieve their objectives.
“I think my future at the moment is just to help the club,” The Daily Mail quotes Song as saying. “I’m very happy here, it's a privilege to be a West Ham player and I enjoy every day of that.
“The fans gave me a great welcome when I arrived and it's a family club. Every single day I come to training I have a big smile on my face with everyone and it's helped me settle on-the-pitch.
“I want to say thank you who has shown me goodwill. I just want to repay them back with my performances.
“But for now I don't know what's happening [about my future] other than that I just want to play, help the club and then we'll see at the end of the season.”
Song is understandably coy on his future. After all, he is still owned by Barcelona and he has to respect his parent club's wishes, whatever they may be.
But as things are going at the moment, it seems very likely that the Cameroonian will be handed a permanent deal by West Ham.
The ex-Arsenal star has been a key player for the Hammers and has one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League so far this season.
In eight league appearances, Song has created nine chances, won 46% of his duels and has a pass accuracy of 80%.
The fact that Barcelona coach Luis Enrique let him go in the summer suggests that Song does not feature in his long-term plans anymore.
In his two years at Camp Nou, the 27-year-old struggled to make an impact, and there truly is no need for him at Barca.
On the other hand, West Ham have benefited hugely from Song’s presence, and one suspects that a permanent move to the Boleyn Ground will be a win-win situation for everyone.