On-loan midfielder Alex Song has revealed he would “love to stay” at West Ham next season, as the Hammers prepare to face Manchester United at Upton Park on Sunday.
The Barcelona midfielder moved to West Ham on a one-year loan deal in the summer and has since gone on to become a major contributory factor in Sam Allardyce’s men reaching both the fifth round of the FA Cup and eighth position in the league table.
The Cameroon international has featured fourteen times in the league this term and has now offered the home side a major boost ahead of their crunch match with the Red Devils, after revealing his desire to stay at the club.
Song cited his children as a major reason behind his motivation to secure a permanent deal to England, and more specifically London.
He said: “It was frustrating at Barcelona. What hurt me was my kids. They saw me play every single week at Arsenal and then when I left and joined Barcelona my boy Nolan said to me: ‘Why are you not playing? Does the manager not like you?”
“It was hard for me to explain to him that at Barcelona it is not easy. The children are happier now. They told me last week they don’t want to move anymore, that I have to stay. They love London.”
“I would love to stay here at West Ham but I will choose at the end of the season,” Song added.
West Ham are priced at 3.95 to secure a win over Manchester United, whilst the Red Devils travel to Upton Park at 1.99 to secure a win. The draw is at 3.40.