Song’s “I may stay” interviews raise worries

SongyWest Ham reckon Alex Song will take the best deal available to him at the end of the season despite the player’s constant reminders he could stay with the Irons.

Song has given numerous interviews in which he has made essentially the same point – “that there’s a chance he could stay.”

Regular interviews in the written press were followed today by a BBC Football Focus interview in which he declared: “The most important thing for me is to be playing every single game and for my fitness to be 100 per cent,. We will see at the end of the season and see what’s happening.

“At the moment I’m very happy here with the fans and the club. I’m back in London and I have my house here, so I’m very happy at West Ham. So why not? We will see!”

There’s a danger in such circumstances that the board will go overboard in trying to convince him NOW or over the next few weeks and making rushed offers.

A top source told ClaretandHugh: “It hasn’t escaped our attention that Alex is saying the same thing publicly to different media outlets very regularly and it doesn’t help things.

“What is does do is remind clubs that he is still very much available and thus there’s an obvious danger we are a shop window .

“Yes, we want to keep him, yes we will make a strong offer but in the end the player is likely to take the best offer he receives. It’s the way of the world. We’re interested in his actions not words”


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2 comments on “Song’s “I may stay” interviews raise worries

  1. I think that Song has been fantastic since he arrived and it was a fantastic bit of business by all involved in bringing him in – but you always thought that he was in the shop window and a ‘bigger’ club would step in and snap him up!

    I’d be interested in the details of his Contract – I’ve heard that Barcelona are picking up a large part of his salary.

    It also occurs to me to wonder what happened at Arsenal and Barcelona that they could let as good a player as him go – you thought that maybe he must have some sort of character fault or something but he seems to have been as good as gold with us.

  2. My worry regarding Song is that he ends up being a repeate of Spurs’s bollock drop with Emmanuel Adebayor. Great on loan. Not so great once signed on a massive contract…

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