The 24-year-old admitted this week that he was happy at Arsenal, but an offer from the Catalan giants was too good to turn down.
"I would have stayed but when the Barcelona train comes in for you, you just can’t miss it."
Indeed, many players dream of wearing the famous blue and claret stripes of Barcelona, but few get the chance. Song will not be an automatic starter with Barca, however. He should start getting familiar with the comfy bench on offer at the Camp Nou.
The transfer came as a bit of a surprise for Barca fans expecting another addition to their sometimes shaky defence. Barca Manager Vilanova had, however, outlined his desire for a versatile player, and in Alexandre Song, he gets just that.
Speaking with BarcaTV, the Cameroonian explained:
“At Arsenal I played in the defensive midfielder and center back positions, and with my national team I sometimes have played right behind the forwards. I have no preference, I’ll gladly play in any position the manager tells me to.”
So how on earth does Tito Vilanova fit yet another midfielder into his squad of burgeoning talent?