The former Cameroon international, Alex Song has revealed on making billions he wasted billions he made from football with nothing to show for it.
Alex Song who spent eight years at Arsenal before joining Barcelona for £15million in 2012, said he only earned £15,000-per-week in his first year at the North London club, but failed to spend wisely.
Former Arsenal midfielder, 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.
Song also said that he struggled to save money in his account because he wanted to live like his former Gunners teammate, Thierry Henry, who was the club’s highest earner at the time.
“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.
“During those eight years, I could not even keep £100,000 in my bank account. I thought I was a millionaire, but that was not the reality, I was making £15,000 per week.
“I came to training, saw Henry arrive in his car, I thought I needed the same no matter the cost because I was a footballer, went to the dealer, signed some papers and ended up with the same car as Henry. Still, 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.”