West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce on Barcelona-owned Alex Song’s future

Alex Song

Sam Allardyce seems confident that West Ham United will be able to sign Alex Song from Barcelona on a permanent deal at the end of the season.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has told The Sun that the club are in a good position to sign Alex Song on a permanent contract from Barcelona at the end of the season.

Former Cameroon international Song joined West Ham on a season-long loan deal from the Spanish giants in the summer transfer window.

“There are a considerable amount of funds available next season,” The Sun quotes Allardyce as saying. “We can’t be spending that this season because we are at the extreme of that budget but next season is a completely new budget.

“It depends what Barcelona are looking for and what Alex is looking for and those negotiations will happen in and around that period.”

West Ham are having a great season and are in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Song is integral to the Hammers’ plans for this campaign and has been one of the best players for the London outfit.

In 14 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 27-year-old has created 16 chances, has a pass accuracy of 79%, and has won 52% of the duels.

It remains to be seen how much Barcelona would want to sell Song permanently, but from Allardyce’s comments, it seems that West Ham will be able to match them.

Song seems happy playing for the Hammers in the Premier League, and him making his move to the club permanent will only be good for all parties concerned.

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