Alex Song leaves Barcelona for Rubin Kazan

Former Cameroon international Alex Song has joined Russian side Rubin Kazan after his contract was cancelled by Barcelona.

The 28-year-old midfielder spent the last two seasons on loan at West Ham after joining Barca from Arsenal in 2012.

Rubin announced the signing with a statement on their official website which read: "Rubin signed a contract with 28-year-old midfielder Alex Song."

Song, who began his career at French club Bastia, last played for the Spanish champions in May 2014, making a total of 39 La Liga appearances during his time at the Nou Camp.

A Barcelona website statement added: "FC Barcelona and player Alex Song have reached an agreement to terminate the contract that bound the two parties.

"FC Barcelona wishes the Cameroonian luck and much success in what follows of his professional career."

Rubin also announced on Monday that they have signed a deal with 27-year-old Brazilian striker Jonathas Cristian de Jesus from Real Sociedad, who also confirmed the transfer.