Cameroonian International Alex Song might be struggling for a first team place with his present team the Spanish giants Barcelona but is now the target for transfer by struggling Manchester United. Scouts from Liverpool, Milan AC and Atletico Madrid are also gunning for the services of the midfielder but Manchester has apparently made the best offer for the midfielder.
Iroko Magazine learnt Manchester United that wanted to sign Song since 2003 when he played for the Bastia youth team in the 2003-2004 season under Ferguson is ready to pay £12.5 to secure his services. Song signed a £15million five year contract with Barcelona but has struggled to get a first team place at the Nou camp.
Embattled Manchester United needs the services of a hard playing defensive player like Song to stop the high number of goals the team keeps conceding since their legendary coach Alex Ferguson stepped down and was replaced by David Moyes.
However, speaking to the media recently, Manchester United coach David Moyes said there might be reasons to bring in new blood in the Manchester United line-up.
“There is a need to do it,.. “but there is no pressure to do it”, Moyes said.
The embattled Moyes further stated;
“We’ve been talking about it since I took the job on 1 July. I have an idea of where I’d like to strengthen and what we need to do. ..There is a possibility [we won’t sign anybody] but the plan is we bring in one or two if we can. I think there is [value out there] but we have only targeted certain players and don’t have a big, big list. There are only certain quality players we want to bring to the club.
The news Manchester United now wants to hire the services of Song therefore surprised many pundits.
FIFA imposed a transfer ban for two seasons on Barcelona regarding the transfer and registration of players under 18 years. The ban was slammed when investigations indicated the Spanish giants were not respecting strict FIFA rules and regulations concerning minor players. The team can still sell some of its players which is why it is anxious to upload Song from its lineup and recover most of the £15M it paid for the former Arsenal player. Barcelona has since appealed against the FIFA ban.
A nephew of former Cameroonian captain Song Bahanag, Alex will played for the Indomitable Lions during their 2010 sixth world cup participation in South Africa. He will most likely be on the list of players who will play for the Lions during the Brazil world cup this year. Alex song is best know for his colourful hairstyles