Ex-Gunners midfielder explains transfer decision.
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has revealed that his cousin Rigobert told him to join West Ham United on loan this season, according to London24.
The Cameroon international had fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp and was linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool before eventually making something of a surprise switch to Upton Park.
However, with the advice of his family member, he has now expressed his joy at choosing to join the Hammers.
“I spoke to him very recently,” Song said. “He has helped me a lot with my decision to come here.
“He told me it was a good club and the fans were terrific. After I came here I told him he was right about that.”