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Soccer News of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: MyNigeria

I moved to Barcelona because of the money - Alex Song

Former Cameroonian international, Alex Song has revealed that his move to Spanish Giants Barcelona was all about the money.

Song who joined Barcelona in 2012 after spending six years at Arsenal stated that he “didn't give a f***” when told he won't have enough playing time.

According to him, all that matters was that he was going to become a millionaire.

“I met Barca's sporting director, and he told me I would not get to play many games,” Song said during an Instagram live chat with Toronto Raptors basketball player and compatriot Pascal Siakam.

“But I didn't give a f***. I knew that now I would become a millionaire. When Barcelona offered me a contract, and I saw how much I would earn, I didn't think twice.

“I always say, a young man of 20 who drives a Ferrari is poor, because at 20 you haven't done anything yet. But a man of 50 who drives in a Bentley, is a man to respect.”

He also revealed how desperate he was to have the same kind of car owned by former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

“When I arrived at Arsenal, I arrived at training then I saw the king arrived (Thierry Henry) with a car but damn, the car was a jewel and therefore I told myself that I needed the same car whatever the cost,” Song admitted.

“I swear that after two months I had my car returned, all my money was going to fuel and I told them give me a Toyota.

“When I got to training, Titi asked me ‘but Son, where is the car?’, I told him ‘this car it's not at my level!’”

Song is currently unattached after playing for Sion in the Swiss Super League last season.

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