After months of nursing injuries and having his situation unclear, Alex Song is finally getting a place to go. The Cameroon international midfielder has returned to West Ham United for a second straight season-long loan, both teams announced on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old commented on joining the Hammers again:
"I am very happy. For me it was very important to come back because when I was here I had a great rapport with the fans and the Club.
"It was a very easy choice for me to come back here and I'm very happy to be here.
"When I left I didn't know I would come back here. It was not easy but at the end of the day, the most important thing is I'm here now and I'm very happy.
"I feel at home, everything feels at home, for my family too, they're set up very well here. My kids are playing for West Ham academy.
"Everything was in a good place for me to come back here and I'm very happy to be here. It's a pleasure and it's like I never left here. I'm still here and I'm happy.
"This is a new year, new players have come in and we have the new manager. Everything is changing but the way that the Club wants to be, we have to look at the ambition of the Club and we have to finish better than we did last year."
Song played a total of 65 matches in his short, unimpressive Barcelona career. This is the final year of his contract with the Blaugrana, which means he'll be a free agent next July and the Catalan giants will not get any profit from him.
Good luck, Lord!