Liverpool are being linked with a move for West Ham loanee Alex Song. The Barcelona player is on a season-long loan with the Hammers.
The Reds want to sign Song permanently but will more than likely have to wait to wait until next summer due to both Barca and West Ham having to sanction a transfer, according to the London Evening Standard.
West Ham have signed heavily in attacking areas in this window and there are signs that they are improving. They are currently 7th in the Premier league. They have also scored 12 goals in seven games, which is over a quarter of what they managed last season already.
This goalscoring must be supplemented by some improvement in midfield and Alex Song’s solid midfield displays could help West Ham improve even more than they have done already this term.
It is somewhat surprising that Liverpool would target such a player considering they still have Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard on the books but with the latter not having much time left on his side the 27-year-old could be seen as a future replacement for Liverpool’s most cherished son.
However it may not be easy for Liverpool to sign the Cameroon international up because West Ham are ‘keen’ on signing Song permanently and the London Evening Standard reports that Song would prefer a deal with the East London outfit come this summer.
Song did spend seven years in London previously with Arsenal and on loan at Charlton so this may be a factor in his decision making when deciding where to commit his future at the end of the season.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.