A statement on the Barcelona website read:
“Barcelona have agreed a deal with Arsenal for the transfer of Alex Song to the Nou Camp. The fee is €19million.
“The Cameroon international midfielder will sign for the next five seasons with a release clause of €80million. On Monday he’ll have a medical and then join the rest of the squad for the official team presentation at the Joan Gamper Trophy.”
I don’t get the signing from a Barcelona perspective. Song is similar in style to Sergio Busquets and Javier Mascherano. He is not a center half (which they desperately need) and in my opinion just gives them more of what they already have.