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Alex Song has headed back to London with a loan move to West Ham.
Alex Song has finally got his wish with a move away from Barcelona.
Heading back to London, Song has completed a season-long loan move to West Ham United, as reported by the official West Ham website.
The player himself, paraded in front of Hammers fans before their home game against Southampton, noted:
I'm very happy to be here and very happy to see the guys and the fans today and to start to do my job for West Ham United. I think this is very important for me to be coming back to London to West Ham United, which is a club with ambition to build a new stadium and become a big club. I am very excited to be part of this project.
For me, when I was in Spain, I always said that if I was to leave one day I would return to the Premier League. It was a very hard decision, because when you have options of a lot of clubs who are playing in the Champions League, but at the end of the day I chose West Ham because I wanted to come to the Premier League. This is a league which has given me a lot and I didn't finish what I wanted to achieve here.
For my family too, it was very important, because my children and my wife wanted to come back to England. This is an opportunity to do that with West Ham and I just took it. I am very happy to be here and very proud to be part of the project at this club.
When I spoke to the manager, he gave me very good advice. I had a very good chat with him and that's why I am coming here. We have to do better than last season. I think the club has very good ambition and I hope we can maybe catch the European positions, because that would be very good for the club.
I want to be part of that and that's why I came here. The manager knows what he wants and I know what he wants and that's why I want to help the team. I want to be part of what the club wants to achieve this year.
I need some games to be ready and get my fitness back. When I am 100 per cent, I will bring the experience and I will make the fans happy, I am sure. I am lucky to be back in London, back in England and with West Ham. I am looking forward to showing everyone what I can do.
West Ham is looking to be a very, very big Club in the future. The Club has a great project and it is a very big project with very big ambition. I think it's great for the fans that the Club wants to be one of the biggest in England. That's why I chose to come here.