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Barcelona star offered to Manchester United and Spurs for €10m

Song and Fabregas could both be on the move in the summer (©GettyImages)
Song and Fabregas could both be on the move in the summer (©GettyImages).

Reports emerging from Spain today suggest that Alex Song has been offered to Manchester United and Tottenham for a reported fee of just €10m.  

Spanish sports writer Albert Masnou reports that Song is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou and a return to the Premier League appeals to the former Arsenal man. 

Whilst a move for Song may not be a priority for Spurs given the fact they already have Sandro, Paulinho and Capoue as central midfield options as well as youngsters Nadil Bentaleb and Jake Livermore showing promise, United should certainly consider a move for Song.

Although the Cameroon international has found opportunities limited at the Camp Nou since he left Arsenal for Spain in 2012, Song is still only 26 and represents excellent value for money in an inflated market. United's midfield has been crying out for reinforcement over the last five years and is probably at its weakest for nearly a quarter of a century. David Moyes' failure to substantially address the issue last summer cost him dearly and it is very unlikely his replacement will make the same mistake.

Song would offer Manchester United an excellent balance in midfield with his strong 6ft 1 frame, excellent ball winning ability and clinical distribution.

Much has been said about a possible move for Cesc Fabregas, however, United would benefit more from a move for Song given the balance that he would provide in a side that already boasts the attacking threat of Mata, Kagawa, Rooney and Januzaj all operating in similar positions to Fabregas.

United are crying out for a ball winning midfielder to play behind their creative forces. William Carvallho would fulfill this role superbly, however, with rumoured interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid the Sporting Lisbon youngster could be a pricey acquisition. Song is proven Premier League quality who could walk straight into United's starting XI and still has his peak years ahead of him.

With Song totalling an impressive sum of 14 assists in his final season at Arsenal, many of which finished off by the left boot of Robin van Persie, he has proved that he is more than just a one-dimensional ball winner and would be a superb signing for United for anything under €20 million. 

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Tottenham Hotspur
Alex Song
Barcelona
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Manchester United

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