Transfers: West Ham secure Alex Song services from Barcelona for another season

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has confirmed Alex Song will remain with the club for another season on loan from Barcelona.

Alex Song shown with West Ham after joining the club last season. Jamie McDonald / Getty Images / August 30, 2014
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West Ham United co-owner David Gold has announced that the club have re-signed midfielder Alex Song on loan from Barcelona.

Song, 27, joined the club on a season-long loan deal in August 2014.

And West Ham have again landed the former Arsenal player on loan from the Spanish giants.

Gold tweeted: “It has just been confirmed. Alex Song has signed a season long loan deal to join West Ham. Welcome back Alex.”

Cameroon-born Song made 31 appearances for West Ham in all competitions last season.

Earlier this year he announced his international retirement, citing a wish to focus on rebuilding his domestic career with West Ham.

Song, who joined Barcelona for £15 million (Dh84.8m) from Arsenal in August 2012, made 65 appearances for the Catalan side prior to his first loan switch back to the Premier League in 2014.

He becomes West Ham’s eighth arrival during the transfer window, joining goalkeeper Darren Randolph, defenders Angelo Ogbonna and Carl Jenkinson and midfielders Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and George Dobson at Slaven Bilic’s team.

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