21 Aug 2012

Alex Song joins Barcelona from Arsenal

5:48 am on 21 August 2012

Cameroon footballer Alex Song has completed his move from Premier League side Arsenal to Barcelona after signing a deal worth 19 million euros.

The 25-year-old, who has agreed a five-year contract, became Barcelona's second major reinforcement for the new season after Spain defender Jordi Alba was landed from Valencia for 14 million euros.

Song will be presented to fans at the Nou Camp later in the day when Barca take on Sampdoria in the annual Joan Gamper trophy, a traditional friendly.

Barca opened their new La Liga campaign with a 5-1 rout of Real Sociedad at home on Sunday.