Premier League: Alex Song Will Be An Important Acquisition For West Ham United

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Last week, Sam Allardyce‘s West Ham United pulled off a very strong and capable signing when they brought in the services of Cameroonian Alex Song. The 26-year-old signed for the Hammers on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

Song watched from the stands as his new teammates fell to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Southampton on Saturday. He was presented to the West Ham United fans before the game against the Saints, and how they would have liked to have seen him on the pitch rather than the stands. The Hammers have lacked exactly what Song is: a general in midfield and a leader.

Song had been at Barcelona for two years following his time with Arsenal. The 26-year-old has racked up a total of 150 games in England, 138 for the Gunners and 12 on loan at Charlton Athletic. He certainly has experience of the Premier League, and should slot straight into Allardyce’s team.

The Hammers, who have had a mixed start to the Premier League campaign so far, have just three points from three games. They will be looking to bounce back from Saturdays disappointment when they travel to the KC Stadium to face Hull City following the international break, and it’s likely the Song will make a notable impact on the turf to justify his signing.

Gareth Hinton is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Galccfc “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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