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West Ham officially adds Alex Song on loan from Barcelona

Aug 30, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT

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Barcelona has loaned defensive midfielder Alex Song to West Ham United for the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Song, who turns 27 in September, arrived at Upton Park for the West Ham’s match with Southampton but is unable to play this weekend.

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The World Cup veteran saw a red card in Cameroon’s disastrous tournament, but has been capped 47 times for the Indomitable Lions.

From West Ham’s site:

“For me, when I was in Spain, I always said that if I was to leave one day I would return to the Premier League. It was a very hard decision, because when you have options of a lot of clubs who are playing in the Champions League, but at the end of the day I chose West Ham because I wanted to come to the Premier League. This is a league which has given me a lot and I didn’t finish what I wanted to achieve here.”

Song has spent the last two seasons at Barca after playing more than 200 times for Arsenal between 2006-2012.

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