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Cameroon's midfielder Song signs 5-year contract with Barcelona

Song joined Arsenal in 2005 and made 204 appearances for the London club

AP, Monday 20 Aug 2012
Alex Song
Barcelona"s new player Alex Song poses for photographers after signing for five years at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, August 20, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)
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Cameroon midfielder Alex Song has signed a five-year contract with Barcelona, leaving Arsenal after seven seasons with the Premier League club.

Song posed for the traditional photo in front of the club's logo Monday before passing a medical examination and meeting with team President Sandro Rosell.

The Spanish club paid Arsenal 19 million euros ($23.4 million) for Song. Arsenal sold forward Robin van Persie to Manchester United last weekend for 24 million pounds ($38 million).

Song is Barcelona's second signing this summer after defender Jordi Alba, who joined from Valencia.

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