Barcelona midfielder Song joins West Ham on loan

Portugal's Coentrao fights for the ball with the Cameroon's Alex Song during their international friendly soccer match at Leiria stadium
Portugal's Fabio Coentrao (R) fights for the ball with the Cameroon's Alex Song during their international friendly soccer match at Leiria stadium March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

LONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has signed for West Ham United on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

Cameroon international Song was introduced to West Ham fans ahead of their league encounter with Southampton at Upton Park.

The 26-year-old has made 39 appearances for Barcelona since joining from Arsenal in 2012.

Song, who has 47 international caps for Cameroon and played at this year's World Cup, becomes West Ham's eighth signing of the transfer window.

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