Manchester United & Liverpool To Fight For £8m Former Premier League Midfielder – What Could He Offer? Player Report

Being the water-carrier in the team, your efforts can sometimes go unnoticed. Breaking up opposing play, keeping the ball moving and squeezing into tactical shapes can easily be overlooked, and Alex Song will know all about that. Despite been involved in 18 La Liga games this season for Barcelona and has lost just twice, though he is supposedly being shipped out come the summer.

Two clubs that are reported to be after the Cameroon international are Manchester United and Liverpool – but what could he offer?

We know from his time at Arsenal that he likes to play the game in a simple fashion. It is rare for the Barcelona midfielder to try and flicks or tricks; he simply knocks the ball about the pitch and helps dispossess opponents.

This season he has completed 92% of his attempted passes and has won 31 tackles. He’s not the most mobile of players so perhaps having him in the middle with Michael Carrick wouldn’t work, but operating next to a more agile partner in Steven Gerrard could be a stroke of genius.

Song is a strong player who isn’t scared to throw himself into things, and the composure he displays in possession would be gladly received at either club, I’m sure.