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'I Didn't Care About Bench Role At Barca, I'd Become A Millionaire'

A former Barcelona star has revealed he did not care about being a bench warmer after finding out how much money the Spanish club were offering him.

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Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song spent five years with Arsenal before securing a move to the Camp Nou in 2014, in a deal reportedly worth €19 million (R334 million).

Song, who made only 65 appearances in four years for the Catalan outfit, has now revealed that the Spanish club informed him he would not be a starter before he joined.

"When Barcelona offered me a contract, and I saw how much I would earn, I didn't think twice," Song said in an Instagram chat with NBA star Pascal Siakam, as per The Sun.

"I felt my wife and children should have comfortable lives once my career is over.

"I met Barca's sporting director, and he told me I would not get to play many games, but I didn't give a f*** – I knew that now I would become a millionaire.

"I wanted to rub shoulders with the big boys. I could shop wherever I wanted and have crazy nights out."

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