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Former La Liga winner hints at permanent West Ham switch

Alex Song is happy at West Ham United and hasn’t ruled out making his loan switch from La Liga giants Barcelona a permanent one with the east London-based club.

The midfielder has been in great form the Hammers this season, and has been praised as a key part in turning Sam Allardyce’s side from a relegation threatened outfit last time out, to one challenging for a top six place – a win against Manchester United today cuts the gap to Louis van Gaal’s side to just four points.

Song, who spent several seasons with Premier League rivals Arsenal, joined Barcelona in the summer of 2012 and made 39 appearances in Spain’s top flight over his two full seasons with the Catalan club before moving to Upton Park on loan – he also had 12 run-outs in the Champions League.

Song has played 16 times in the Premier League for the Hammers and was speaking to reporters when he refused to rule out a permanent move to the Boleyn:

“My family is also happy and I want to give something back.

“Will I stay? We will see. At the moment I am very happy here and my family is very happy here and the most important thing is happiness.

“I’ll will see what happens and then make my decision at the end of the season.

“I still have two years left at Barcelona but I think my future will be in England. I have my house in London and my kids have a lot of friends in London. In my head, I have to stay in London – I would love to stay here – but I will choose at the end of the season.

“I would also like to be around when West Ham move into the Olympic Stadium. It is unbelievable where this club want to be.

“West Ham want to be one of the best clubs in England.”

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