Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Cole Says Ciao to Seek LA

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Ashley Cole has left Roma after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, and is now tipped to move to MLS.

The 35-year-old former Chelsea and Arsenal full-back made 16 appearances for the Serie A club after joining on a two-year deal as a free agent in July 2014, but had not appeared since a 0-0 league draw at Chievo in March last year.

On Tuesday, Roma released a statement confirming Cole’s contract had been terminated by mutual consent.

“The 35-year-old English defender joined Roma in July 2014 following spells with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Chelsea,” read the statement.

“After making his Giallorossi debut on 30 August 2014 in Roma’s 2-0 opening day victory over Fiorentina, Cole went on to make a total of 11 appearances in Serie A and a further five in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

“The club would like to thank Cole for his commitment during his stay in Rome and wish him the very best for his future career.”

Cole, who has almost 600 club appearances to his name as well as 107 England caps, has been linked with a move to join former England team-mate Steven Gerrard with the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

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