Sunday, 19th August, 2012
Barcelona have confirmed the arrival of Alex Song from Arsenal, with the Catalan club announcing they will pay €19M for the defensive midfielder, just less than the €20M which had been widely reported.
The Blaugrana have reached an agreement with Song too, and the 24-year-old will sign a five-year contract at the Camp Nou; his release clause will be set at €80M.
Barcelona have announced their plans for Song’s capture, with the player due to have a photo session in front of the club’s offices at 9:30am CET tomorrow, followed by a medical at Barcelona hospital and then a further medical at the Joan Gamper Sports City.
Then, at 17:00 CET, Song will officially put pen to paper on his contract at Barcelona’s club offices.
The player’s official presentation will come just after 21:00 CET, when Song will be presented with the rest of the team for the traditional pre-season Joan Gamper Trophy; Sampdoria provide the opposition.
Song’s press conference will be held on Monday at midday.
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