Sam Allardyce believes Alex Song will be 'awesome' for West Ham United when he returns to full fitness.
Song made his return from injury during the side's 3-1 win against Swansea City this weekend and dazzled in the centre of the pitch.
The Barcelona loanee has a staggering amount of ability in possession and, although Andy Carroll took the headlines because of his goal-scoring exploits, Allardyce was keen to praise the central midfielder for the crucial role that he plays.
“He controls the midfield. He’s composed, he’s cool - he’s going to be awesome when he is fully match fit again,” Allardyce said to the Standard. “It was a big bonus against Swansea to have him back. It helped make us better in possession of the ball and made us much more creative.
Song had been out with a knee injury, but he showed no signs of rustiness on Sunday, as he stepped back into the team with ease.
The 27-year-old has become a key player for the Hammers since arriving this summer and he is a major reason behind their good form.
His ability to dictate play in the centre of the pitch means that West Ham can play the game at the tempo they feel best suits them and that has helped them climb into fourth position in the Premier League.
At the moment, Song's future after his loan spell is unknown, but West Ham will be desperate to convince him to join on a permanent move.
The success of this move may be defined by whether or not they can make it into Europe this season, but if they keep up their current form then a top-four finish certainly does not appear out of the question.