Could ex-Gunner be joining their arch rivals this summer?
Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing up a surprise move to sign FC Barcelona midfield player Alex Song at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Cameroon international only arrived at Camp Nou last summer from Arsenal on a five-year contract worth £15 million, but the 25-year-old has found it hard to settle in Catalonia this season.
Competing with the likes of midfield players of the calibre of Cesc Fabregas, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets, Song has generally found himself warming the substitutes’ bench in his debut campaign – so much so that the player has appeared in just 15 games in La Liga for the Spanish champions elect.
And Song’s failure to settle at the club has alerted Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas to the possibility of persuading him to make a dramatic, and instant, return to the Barclays Premier League this summer after just one season in Spain.
Spurs currently have Sandro Raniere, Scott Parker, Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore currently capable of playing in Song’s holding role at White Hart Lane, so it would be reasonable to assume that not all of those would be kept on if the former Gunners is signed.