Former Arsenal midfielder, Alex Song has opened up on making billions from the round leather sport with nothing to show for it.
The ex Cameroonian International while speaking via a recent live Instagram video, opened up that he only moved to Barcelona because he knew he was going to be a millionaire even though he won’t get the chance to play regularly.
“I spent eight years at Arsenal, but it wasn’t until my last four that I can say that I started earning a good living, because my salary increased considerably,”
“I wasted a lot of money, I was going to expensive dinners, trips and holidays, during those eight years I couldn’t even keep 100,000 pounds in my bank account.
“I thought I was a millionaire but that was not the reality, I was making 15,000 pounds per week.”During his early career in North London,
“I signed my first professional contract and I was so excited, I came to training and saw Henry arrive in his car, which was a gem, and I thought I needed the same car no matter the cost,” Song explained.
“Since I was a footballer, I could just go to the dealership, sign some papers and they would give you the car, that’s how I ended up with the same car as Henry.”After two months I understood that my money was going to run out and I asked for a Toyota instead.
“Barcelona were interested in signing me and their sporting director spoke to me,” Song detailed.”He told me that I wasn’t going to play much football there.”I told him that I didn’t care, I knew that now I was really going to be a millionaire.”