Irons fear Arsenal move for Song

Song-edited1_3197599ClaretandHugh readers will have known several days ago that the Irons were moving heaven and earth to bring Alex Song to the club on a permanent deal.

We reported on Monday that our sources reckoned we had a 50/50 chance of landing a player who is our No 1 priority target next summer.

Now Irons co chairman David Gold has confirmed our story on Twitter when declaring:” “We would like Alex to join us on a permanent basis.”

Since DG made the announcement we have discovered that the Irons are ready to go to £15 million plus to land Song  and may be prepared to pay in excess of £80k a week on personal terms.

However, the big worry isn’t Galatasaray – who have been linked with the Barcelpona star since he decided to come to the east end – but Arsenal.

We were told: “Alex is enjoying life with us but there’s a feeling that he may believe there’s unfinished business in north London. We just have everything crossed that we keep the field to ourselves as there’s no way he will play outside of the capital. His wife Olivia loves the city.

“In the end he will go to the club that offers him the best deal – it’s a very simple world really!”.


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4 comments on “Irons fear Arsenal move for Song

  1. Sad to think Arsenal could line up next year with Song, Jenkinson and Winston Reid and we can’t do Jack about it. Us nicking that champions league spot from Arsenal might have huge repercussions for us both. It’s make or break season I would suggest, we either begin our dream now or we start in 2016. The owners are backing an early start ahead of the move.

  2. Feel free to call me simplistic and naive here, but if we show we are on the way up I can’t see why Song would choose a club that rejected him twice. Granted, being sold to Barcalona is compliment. But Arsenal had a second chance before we got him on loan and they said no thanks. I’d be surprised to see him give them a third chance. I think he will be a West Ham player.

  3. You are simplistic and naive dhautzig, on here.

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