Song was a leader at Arsenal but not at Barcelona - ex-Liverpool defender cousin
The former Arsenal midfielder has started just 12 times in the league since his summer move from North London and ex-Liverpool, West Ham United and Galatasaray defender Rigobert feels he needs more to keep him happy at the Nou Camp.
"Alex is not happy [at Barcelona]; at Arsenal he was a leader on and off the field, he doesn't feel like the protagonist in Spain, it makes him feel bad," former Cameroon international Song told Calciomercato.
"He still has a long contract, until 2017. I do not think moving away is the right choice. All players want to play all the time but in Barcelona it is not easy."
He added: "Alex must have patience. His time will come because he has the qualities to do well."