Song completes Barca switch
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Arsenal midfielder Alex Song has completed his move to Barcelona, putting pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Camp Nou.
Song, 24, underwent tests with the Barcelona medical team, which he easily passed, allowing him to complete a long-awaited move on Monday afternoon.
Barca doctor Ricard Pruna told the club’s official website: “He has a very low level of body-fat and a very good muscular quality. I do not think he has had a muscle injury since he was 17 years old. That is good news. All the tests went well and he is available for the coach.”
The Cameroon midfielder has been at Emirates Stadium since 2005, but his desire for a new challenge has seen him lured to Barcelona for a fee of around €19 million.
He is expected to provide back-up for Sergio Busquets in defensive midfielder as new manager Tito Vilanova looks to strengthen the depth of his squad.
- Arsenal sell Alex Song to Barcelona (thesun.co.uk)
- Barcelona Transfer News: Adding Alex Song Would Make Barça La Liga Favorites (bleacherreport.com)
- FC Barcelona: Where Does Alex Song Fit Into The Club? (barcablaugranes.com)