Joe Cole: Emotional Return to Boyhood Club

Sky Sports have recently confirmed Liverpool’s Joe Cole is on his way back to his childhood club; West Ham United, the creative wideman, whom has seen his career with Liverpool as one to forget.

Joe got off to the worst possible start at Liverpool when he saw a straight red card hovering above his head by referee Martin Atkinson on his first ever appearance for the Merseyside club.

The former England international then, with several injuries along the way, couldn’t find a place back in the team which forced a move to French giants Lille in a loan deal.

Now it’s officially confirmed that he will leave the Anfield for his beloved West Ham.

 

Rumours

The departure rumours started as soon as the January transfer window opened, when Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp announced his interest in the former West Ham and Chelsea man. Although, this put Hammers manager Sam Allardyce on red alert, they are now favorites to capture the services of the 31 year old.

However, Liverpool accepted a £3.7 million pound bid yesterday from the Hammers rising to £4.5 million depending future appearances, although BBC Sport say the price is undisclosed.

 

My Opinion

Personally, I think Joe made an excellent decision in moving back home to London with West Ham. They are a growing club and Joe Cole will fit perfectly into their style of play.

I think it’s a good deal that suits both parties. Liverpool because he currently is an unwanted player, and West Ham because he would be an excellent addition to their side.

I think Big Sam snapped him off Liverpool for a bargain at under £5 million pounds. The lad still has quality as the saying goes ‘form is temperory, class is permanent.’

On the other hand, Joe’s performances on the pitch haven’t been top notch and need tweaking, but I think confidence and happiness are key in this situation.

To conclude my opinion, I think this move should be a successful one and even with him being 31, this could be a final chance to end his career in style.

 

Written by Travis Comery

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