Ex-Arsenal star Alex Tune reveals he ‘did not give a F**Ok’ about being on the bench at Barcelona as a result of he ‘was a millionaire’ – and says he as soon as needed to return a flash automotive at Arsenal as a result of he could not afford the petrol!
- Alex Tune says he ‘did not give a f***’ about enjoying many video games for Barcelona
- The midfielder admitted he moved to the Nou Camp ‘to grow to be a millionaire’
- Former Arsenal star handed again his flash automotive for a Toyota because of the expense
- Tune was despatched out on mortgage to West Ham and finally left Barcelona in 2016
- The 34-year-old is now giving again to his native nation Cameroon
Former Arsenal midfielder Alex Tune gave up the prospect of legendary standing with the Gunners to hitch Spanish giants Barcelona to ‘grow to be a millionaire’.
The 34-year-old joined the Gunners in 2006 from then-Ligue 1 outfit Bastia earlier than opting to go away in 2012 following a profitable eight-year spell in north London.
The Cameroonian Worldwide didn’t win any trophies at Arsenal and made a £15million transfer to the Nou Camp slightly than sticking round as a first-team common in quest of silverware.
Tune, then 24, had shone on the Emirates making 34 Premier League appearances and allotting 11 assists because the Gunners completed third.
Alex Tune ended his eight-year keep at Arsenal to hunt an enormous cash contract at Barcelona
Tune joined Barcelona to grow to be a millionaire and rub shoulders with Thierry Henry
The Ex-Arsenal star did nevertheless should swap his fancy automotive for a Toyota because of the expense
He had come a good distance from beginning out as a youth participant at French outfit Bastia and in addition spending a spell at Charlton throughout his early time at Arsenal.
Talking in an Instagram chat with Toronto Raptors basketball star Pascal Siakam, he stated: ‘When Barcelona provided me a contract, and I noticed how a lot I might earn, I did not assume twice. I felt my spouse and kids ought to have comfy lives as soon as my profession is over.
‘I met Barca’s sporting director, and he advised me I might not get to play many video games, however I did not give a f**ok – I knew that now I might grow to be a millionaire.
‘I wished to rub shoulders with the massive boys. I might store wherever I wished and have loopy nights out.
‘I might go to coaching and see Thierry Henry – the King – flip up in an absolute gem of a automotive. I advised myself I wished the identical automotive in any respect prices.
Ex-Barcelona star (left) is now giving again to his native nation Cameroon along with his cash
‘I went to the dealership, signed the papers and organized to pay for it by standing order – and identical to that I had the identical automotive as The King.
‘However I swear that I needed to hand the automotive again inside two months. All my cash was happening filling it with petrol.
‘I advised them: “Give me a Toyota – this automotive’s an excessive amount of for me”.’
Tune was shipped out to West Ham on a season-long mortgage in August 2014, making 34 appearances for the membership.
He then re-joined the Hammers on mortgage for the 2015/16 season, the place he made simply 15 appearances, earlier than returning to Barcelona.
Tune has a number of investments in his native Cameroon together with, a trend enterprise
The midfielder noticed his contract cancelled by the membership – regardless of having one 12 months left.
It was a mutual settlement and one which allowed him to hitch Russian outfit Rubin Kazan on a free switch.
Tune was one in all many gamers who had their contract terminated as a consequence of Rubin’s lack of ability to pay their gamers’ wages – with he himself owed £7.9m.
Issues did get brighter for Tune although with the transfer to Sion on a free in August 2018.
Sion sacked 9 gamers together with former Arsenal duo Tune and Johan Djourou after they refused to take a pay-cut within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to decimate the funds of golf equipment all through Europe.
In November 2020, Tune joined Djiboutian membership Arta/Solar7, though his mindset has modified and he’s now centered on giving again to his native nation Cameroon slightly shopping for flash vehicles and having huge nights out.
He has a number of investments in his native Cameroon together with a development firm in his residence city of Douala, a trend enterprise named Systeme Tchakap, and a reference to a faculty in Yaounde.