Cameroon star Alex Song has recalled memories of splashing cash on endless extravagances.
The former Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder was initially on a moderate paycheck in London, before later earning enough to develop a new expensive taste.
“I spent eight years at Arsenal, but it wasn’t until my last four that I can say that I started earning a very good living because my salary increased considerably, wasted a lot of money, I was going to expensive dinners, trips and holidays,” Song said via an Instagram live chat.
Song, who is now clubless since leaving Swiss club FC Sion at the age of 32, tells of a crazy scene where he once saw the great Thiery Henry driving fine wheels before heading to the dealership after training to find the same car...
“During those eight years, I couldn’t 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 arrived in his car, I thought I need the same no matter cost because I was a footballer, go to dealer, signed some papers and ended up with the same car as Henry, but I understood that my money was going to run out and I asked for a Toyota instead.” Song continued.
“Barcelona were interested in signing me and their sporting director spoke to me, he told me that I wasn’t going to play much football there. I told him that I don’t care, I knew that now I was really going to be a billionaire,” concluded the Cameroonian star who famously has 27 siblings.