Former Arsenal Star Confesses He Moved to Barcelona Because Of The Money
- Alex Song made 133 appearances for Arsenal under the management of Arsene Wenger scoring just seven goals
- The Cameroonian never won any trophies with Arsenal during his time at the club, picking up just a runners-up medal in the League Cup
- Song spent four years with La Liga giants Barcelona, with two of those seasons being on loan at West Ham
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has revealed he moved to Barcelona from the Emirates club just for the money The Mirror reports.
The Cameroonian was bought to the Gunners in 2006 from then-Ligue 1 outfit Bastia and made a total of 133 appearances for Arsenal scoring a total of just seven goals.
Song was never lucky with Gunners in terms of winning silverware as the midfielder could only manage a Runners up medal in the League Cup in his eight-year stay at the London club.
The Cameroonian would however seek for greener pastures abroad when he sealed a £15million move to Barcelona from the Emirates stadium in 2012.
According to the Sports Bible, Song spent just four seasons in the Nou Camp winning La Liga - the only major trophy he lifted in his career.
But eight years on and the Cameroonian is honest as ever about why he made the switch when he knew full and well he was never likely to get in the side.
"When Barcelona offered me a contract, and I saw how much I would earn, I didn't think twice. I felt my wife and children should have comfortable lives once my career is over.
"I met Barca's sporting director, and he told me I would not get to play many games.
"But I knew that now I would become a millionaire.
Song spent four years with Barca, with two of those seasons being with out on loan at West Ham, before then joining Rubin Kazan on a free transfer.
The midfielder then joined Swiss side Sion before joining Djibouti club Arta Solar.
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