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West Ham swoop for Alex Song on loan from Barcelona

Updated: Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 15:03 | Comments

Alex Song has joined the Hammers
Alex Song has joined the Hammers

West Ham have announced the signing of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan.

The 26-year-old Cameroon international struggled to hold down a regular place at the Nou Camp following a move from Arsenal in 2012 and returns to the Barclays Premier League with the Hammers - who paraded their new addition to fans ahead of the clash with Southampton.

Clubs throughout Europe were put on alert when it emerged Song would be allowed to leave Barcelona - with West Ham having won the race to take him to Upton Park on a temporary basis despite reported interest from the likes of Napoli and Galatasaray.

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