Arsenal snubs the chance to bring back Alex Song in hopes for Victor Wanyama
All is well that ends well. Unfortunately, that has not been the case for Alex Song. The Cameroon international left Arsenal to join Barcelona during the summer transfer window, but has found it difficult to settle down with his new life at Camp Nou.
Reports from Spain suggest Alex Song wants to move back to Arsenal at the end of the season. Surprisingly, Arsene Wenger has turned down the opportunity to bring back Alex Song, a star for Arsenal from last season.
Arsene Wenger is rightfully making an example out of the Cameroonian midfielder, who decided to quit the North London club following a huge offer from Barcelona. The 25-year-old midfielder has appeared in only 23 games and seldom played in his true position.
It is believed Alex Song’s transfer to Barcelona might be the worst signing of the season. The absence of Tito Vilanova, Barcelona’s cancer stricken manager, has further worsened the situation.
Meanwhile at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger signed in Mikel Arteta from Everton as replacement for Alex Song. However, the Spaniard has failed to provide Arsenal with the versatility Alex Song came up with regularly.
Initially, Arsene Wenger was happy with the idea of bringing back Alex Song, but now the Frenchman is reportedly targeting the Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. The Kenyan international, who played a key role in Celtic’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona, has been linked to a number of other suitors as well.
Arsene Wenger faces tough competition from Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson over Victor Wanyama’s signature. It is believed £10 million will be enough to seal the deal, but in case of a transfer battle the fees could be increased.
Earlier this year, president of the Kenyan Football Association, Sam Nyamweya hinted about Victor Wanyama joining “one of the two big clubs in the world”. Sir Alex Ferguson has been closely linked to Victor Wanyama and is likely to sign him as well, unless Arsenal decide upon breaking their banks.