Alex Song would be a perfect fit for Barcelona, insists former Cameroon international Franck Songo'o

Former Barcelona youth player Franck Songo'o has lavished praise on Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, labelling him as a 'leader'.

The former Cameroon international, who now plies his trade in Major League Soccer with Portland Timbers, maintained that Song would be a perfect fit for the 2011-12 La Liga runners-up.

The Gunners midfielder has been linked with the Catalan side this week, leaving Songo'o to comment on his compatriot.

"Song is very good. [He] plays more as a defensive midfielder but can also play in the centre. He has lots of character, [is] very strong and is a leader on the pitch," the 25-year-old told COM Radio.

"He is very nice, very outgoing, a very good companion. He is a good person. [He] would fit in without a problem [at Barcelona].

"He is like [Javier] Mascherano but a little more offensive. He is versatile, and can play multiple positions. And I guess that Tito Vilanova and the technical director view that as a positive."

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