German trio going for Song
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
BAYER LEVERKUSEN and Stuttgart are ready to battle Bayern Munich for out-of-favour West Ham defender Rigobert Song.
Song, who is currently on loan at struggling Die Bundesliga outfit FC Cologne, has attracted the interest of Bayern Munich and the player seems set to leave West Ham.
The Cameroon skipper has been on loan at Cologne since November and he is set to stay there until the end of the season.
The former Liverpool ace has impressed during his short stay at Mungersdorfer Stadion, but he has indicated that he will sign there permanently if they are relegated.
Song had admitted that he is interested in a move to Champions League holders Bayern, but that other clubs are interested in him.
The 25-year-old appears to have no future at Upton Park and the defender is upset at the way he has been treated.
The former Metz man feels he has been unfairly judged and that other players have been given the preference over him. "I never got a fair crack of the whip at West Ham," Song told planetfootball.com.
"A player who cost £5 million made mistake after mistake, but he stayed in the team.
"It is amazing I made one error but I was dropped while others stay in the team.
The player's agent Willie McKay admitted that a number of clubs were interested in ending Song's unhappy stay at West Ham.
"Bayern Munich have made an official enquiry for Rigobert, but Bayer Leverkusen and Stuttgart are also interested in him," said McKay.
"Rigobert is going to World Cup and he has already played in three finals.
"If Bayern Munich come in for you, you suddenly do not become a bad player."