Ashley Cole Joins Roma

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The former England international has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him plying his trade for the Italian side after he was released by Chelsea.

Cole joined Chelsea in August 2006 after making a controversial switch from London rivals, Arsenal.  He made 229 appearances for the West London side and went on to become an essential component of their defence. In his 8 years with The Blues, he won the Premier League title in 2010 and lifted the Champions League trophy in 2012. He also won four FA cup titles during his time with them.

However, the full back made just 17 appearances last season, with Mourinho favouring Azpilicueta over him.

Cole also announced his retirement from international football after he was overlooked by Roy Hodgson for the World Cup squad.

The 33 year old left back has been linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League and in Europe over the past few weeks, but he has eventually chosen to sign a 2 year contract for Roma, with an option of a one-year extension.

Roma improved from 6th to 2nd position in the Serie A following Rudi Garcia’s appointment as coach last season, and Cole would look to improve their chances even further this season, as he looks to prove that there is still some football left in him.

 

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