Alex Song is on his way back to West Ham, after the BBC reported a deal was in place for the club to sign the midfielder subject to a medical.
Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has expressed a concern over Song's choice to return to the Hammers, suggesting he could be doing so only because he has no other options.
Speaking to The Mail, Keown raised the worry over the type of performances the club will get out of Song accordingly.
He said: "Has he come to West Ham because he genuinely wants to be there or because no other clubs were in for him?
"If it’s the latter, that has to be a concern."
Keown added that he felt Song would be a good signing if he was fit and focused, appraised the 'very good' job he did at the Hammers last season.
It will be up to Song to prove his doubters wrong, with even co-owner David Sullivan having doubts over his fitness.
He told the Knees Up Mother Brown Podcast that it was a gamble considering Song will command high wages.
Keown is right that Song's door was not exactly being beaten down with offers, as the transfer window enters it's final fortnight.
Spanish newspaper Sport reported on August 10th that Barcelona had not received a single offer for the Cameroon international.