Barcelona’s Song is ready to come back to England.
Former Arsenal and current Barcelona midfielder Alex Song wants a return to the Premier League this summer as Manchester United look to close in on a transfer, according to talkSPORT.
The Cameroon international spent seven years with the Gunners between 2005 and 2012, before a £16m move to the Nou Camp nearly two years ago.
Since then Song has struggled to break into the Barca first team, competing for a spot in midfield with the likes of Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
It’s this lack of game time that has made the 26-year-old reconsider his future in Catalonia and the African had admitted a return to England would be an attractive prospect.
“I will return to England, that’s for sure. If I leave Barcelona one day, it will be to move to England,” Song was quoted by the Mirror.
This season under the guidance of new head coach Gerardo Martino, the Cameroonian has started just 15 matches in all competitions and is way down the pecking order for a place in the starting XI.
The Red Devils are keen on Song however, as manager David Moyes looks to oversee an overhaul of the squad at Old Trafford in the summer.
The Scot wants to put his own stamp on the team after a disappointing first campaign in charge since succeeding legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Midfield is a problem area for the English champions and Song could be the ideal acquisition to shore them up in the centre of the park, as well as provide more creativity than the likes of Tom Cleverley or Michael Carrick.
However, a return to the Emirates Stadium should not be ruled out as the Barca star enjoyed his time in north London and considers Arsene Wenger to be something of a father figure.
“Wenger was like a father to me. I wanted to renew at Arsenal, but I would have regretted not joining Barca,” Song continued.
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