Irons in Barca talks for Song


West Ham are trying to sort out a deal with Barcelona which will see Alex Song join the club on a three year deal.

And the Irons have proposed that to accommodate his wages the Catalan giants allow him to leave on a free.

SongyWe understand that with their own cost cutting to do on wages, Barca are continuing to discuss a deal which would cost the Irons around £10 million in personal terms over the three years.

And Song and his family are desperate to settle in London rather than the north where Liverpool are keen, which gives the Irons a big edge as no other Club in the capital are on his trail.

A Hammers source told us exclusively in response to our question on the issue: “Talks are ongoing. You know too much!”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    There those words FREE again the 2 daves loves those words,
    If we get free great but we still will be paying top Dollar in wages,and that will give us 4
    defensive midfielder for 2 places,
    But I like him pity he can’t cover right back

  • Dangermouses Bros says:

    Get him bad under Bilic!!He was one of the best we have had at UP in midfield for many years pre xmas!!Bilic will put a rocket up his ass or a ferret down his shorts!!He will be powering through the midfield like a bull moose with the horn!!!

  • essexclarets says:

    Don’t sign him, move on..

  • jwood362 says:

    He gives the ball away far to much, but some of me likes him! I wouldn’t sign him, although i wouldn’t be upset if we do get him!

  • Dainon17 says:

    I think this David’s have been great for West Ham & saved us from financial ruin at a time when most savvy investors wouldn’t have touched us, but the transfer window always shows up their lack of real premier league cash clout. They are not oil billionaires like so many others so they are always trying to sniff out a bargain or doing a bit of Del Boy wheeling dealing… Last summer they nailed it & I think they will do a good job again but if they had a few billion quid more things would be really interesting

  • Rads says:

    I would have him back no worries,last season pre christmas he was a monster.His vision of a pass was on a different level.Bilic could get him ticking again.Wasnt easy to be in our midfield last season with no real outlet for him in many cases.If you are surrendering possession to the opposition as part of a game plan & then have someone like Nolan infront of you he was bound to struggle.He,like many was ****ed off under hippo.You could see it from a million miles away 😉

  • mattefumi13 says:

    Yes, Bilic is the right treatment, Song is already a very good player, he did well with the Genius, maybe under Slav he’ll win the Fifa Ballon d’Or.. lol

  • Rads says:

    Makes me laugh when Song gets so much negativity talked about him.Noble & Downing were sh*t second half of rhe season as well.It wasnt just Song.Im sure Bilic with a different more athletic midfield would get the best out of him 😉

  • IronsEssex says:

    Completely agree rads, everyone slating the bloke. Yes he gave balls away and yes he had passes intercepted but at least he was trying to be creative. Unlike most of the midfield who spent the second half of last season passing the ball back to the back 4 for it to be lumped up field. From playing balls into Downing to trying to get Kevin nolegs to do anything must have been quite a reality shock, no wonder his form dipped he was probably fed up of prehistoric football

  • TysonM says:

    Yeah you are all right.Must have been a nightmare for him second half of the season.Downing was shifted out onto the wing.Noble had lost form & had a pass it sideways or backwards mentality & well,Nolan aint worth trying to describe.In the first half of the season with Sakho & Valencia up top Song played some of the sweetest passes around & had downing at the tip of the diamond as an outlet.Hippos prehistoric set-up & game plans did Song no favours at all.I would take him back 100%.Just my opinio ofc 😉

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