West Ham United reportedly fear that Alex Song has ‘unfinished business’ at Arsenal, which could prevent them from signing the midfielder on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Song is on loan from Barcelona and has done a superb job in East London, with Andy Carroll the latest to purr over the effect he’s having in terms of controlling matches for the first team.
Barcelona would likely be open to doing a deal at the end of the season but West Ham focused website claretandhugh claims the Gunners are in the driving seat if Song is open to a permanent move away from the Nou Camp.
“Alex is enjoying life with us but there’s a feeling that he may believe there’s unfinished business in north London. We just have everything crossed that we keep the field to ourselves as there’s no way he will play outside of the capital. His wife Olivia loves the city,” reports the site.
The club’s joint-chairman David Gold has previously confirmed that the Hammers want to try and do a long term deal for Song, but if Arsene Wenger is interested, Arsenal have a number of advantages, which work in their favour.
Song has a history with Arsenal so he knows the club, they are also in a position where they could offer him a larger contract than West Ham although both sides look as though they have a decent chance of at least Europa League football for next season.
It will be interesting to see if his London allegiances have changed by the summer.