By Dewah Fabrice Teh – Cameroon
Former Cameroon Indomitable Lions midfielder Alexander Song has revealed he nearly joined English top division side Manchester City after he departed from Arsenal in 2012.
In an interview with France based Sports Journalist, Colins Dicanot, on the program “Colinterview” vis online sports portal, Oh My Goal, the former Gunner declared he got attracted to Man City by Ivorian legend, Yaya Toure who played for the Cityzens at the time.
“I wanted to join Manchester City because after playing against Yaya Toure, he told me that I needed to come to City.” Alexander Song partly said in the YouTube video.
He, however, revealed he remained attracted to Arsenal, which according to the 2014 FIFA World Cup participant, had one of the best teams in the English top tier league, the Premier League.
“I also discovered Arsenal was producing one of the best football in the English Premier League.”
Alexandre Song left Arsenal in 2012 in a massive move to Spanish football giants Barcelona after spending over four years the club.
Arsenal was the first English side where he gathered 204 caps under French tactician Arsene Wenger.
A period during which he won numerous trophies and rosed to the level of one of the most respectable midfielders in the EPL.
Song now plays for and captains Eritrean premiership club, AS SOLAR after integrating the outfit in a surprised yet positively welcomed the move in 2020.
This, shortly after an abrupt end to his career at Swiss league one team, FC Sion due to Covid-19 related controversies.
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