The Cameroonian midfielder said: “I am very happy with the way things have gone at West Ham, especially with the fans, because of the way they have always welcomed me.
“You never know what might happen, but it has been a pleasure for me to be here and wear this shirt. I will always have a part of my heart in West Ham because I have enjoyed my time here a lot, with the way the fans have been behind me.”
The 27-year-old joined West Ham at the beginning of this season on a year-long loan deal, and he was instrumental in the Hammers incredible displays at the beginning of the year.
Sitting as the holding player in the diamond midfield, Song’s ball-winning ability and vision on the ball meant that the East London club could dictate games and hold possession in a way not usually seen under Sam Allardyce.
The performances were so impressive that the club worked their way into the top four, and many suggested that they were a shoe-in for European qualification.
However, they have not been able to keep up those performance levels for the entire campaign, and Song’s downturn in form has been linked with that.
Regardless, he has still shown himself to be one of the most talented footballers to play at the Boleyn Ground in recent history, and he managed 30 appearances this season, with one more to surely come this weekend.
Song has been linked with a return to West Ham on a permanent deal this summer, although both Chelsea and Manchester City are also said to be keen on him, as per the Daily Star.
Even if no permanent deal can be agreed to return Song to East London, his impressive displays will long go down in the memory of all those at the Boleyn Ground.