Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song joins FC Sion

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The former Cameroon international has sealed a move to the Swiss top-flight side in a deal that runs through till the summer of 2020

Alex Song has joined FC Sion in a two-year deal on a free transfer.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona star left Russian side Rubin Kazan in January, but trained with the Swiss top-flight side weeks before a deal was announced on Tuesday.

Song started his professional career with French side Bastia and rose to prominence at Arsenal where he made over 200 appearances before moving to Barcelona.

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In Spain, however, he struggled and was temporarily shipped back to England twice with Aston Villa. In 2016, The ex-Cameroon international secured a permanent move to Kazan.

Now, he gets to feature for Maurizio Jacobacci's side for the next two seasons.

The Stade de Tourbillon outfit are fifth in the four-week-old Swiss Super League 2018-19 campaign, having gathered six points from their opening four games.