He established himself as one of the best defenders of Premier League and his consistency at the back warranted Arsenal’s creative players to roam anywhere on the field. This espied the eye of Barcelona who shelled out £19 million for the acquisition of his services.
Unfortunately, the 26-year old was never handed a first team football as he fell behind the pecking order against the likes of Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta and others and came out mostly off the bench as a substitute. Song was nowhere near his scintillating best for the Catalans and after a dreadful debut season at the Catalan capital, was loaned out to West Ham United. Click “Continue Reading” to see #9 footballer on this list