Alex Song Joins Rubin Kazan After Leaving Barcelona
Cameroon international Alex Song has officially joined Russian club Rubin Kazan following the cancellation of his contract with Spanish side Barcelona.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been on loan at West Ham United for the last two seasons, but his next adventure will not take place in the English Premier League.
The Catalans signed Song from Arsenal in 2012, but the player could not recapture the form that saw him dominate with excellent performances in midfield for the Gunners.
He struggled to earn consistent playing time at Barca, and he was loaned to the Hammers. Now, with a great deal still to give to the game, Song has completed a move to the Russian Premier League as a free agent.
Rubin Kazan used their official website to confirm the Cameroonian’s signing. “Rubin signed a contract with 28-year-old midfielder Alex Song,” the statement revealed.
The club finished a disappointing 10th in the Russian top flight last season, and they are looking to strengthen in order to improve on the performance of the previous campaign.
The Russians will be counting on Song’s work rate and defensive ability to break up opposition attacks and relaunch counter attacking efforts.
Barcelona announced the cancellation of Song’s contract via their website in a statement that read: “FC Barcelona and player Alex Song have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that bound the two parties.”
The statement added: “FC Barcelona wishes the Cameroonian luck and much success in what follows of his professional career.”