With three-time English Premier League winner Joe Cole recently released by West Ham United, he has interested a few parties and will cause a scramble for his signature. One move that has been mooted is the potential switch to move to America and play in MLS.
Joe Cole’s possible arrival to America was first reported in February of this year, with MLS Commissioner Don Garber believed to be interested in getting him a contract and placing him in MLS.
In the last few days it was reported that new franchise Orlando City may make him an offer, but he is rumoured to have had a few offers from clubs in England, namely newly promoted Queens Park Rangers, who are managed by Cole’s former manager from his days at West Ham in Harry Redknapp, who is thought to be a keen admirer.
The former England winger, who accumulated 56 caps for his country and counts Chelsea, Liverpool, West Ham and French club Lille as former clubs, would be a welcomed addition to MLS.
Cole could be in for a huge pay packet and most likely become a designated player, and he is quoted as saying “Finances are not important. I’m doing my coaching badges and will start my B-Licence, and I still want to play at the highest level.”
If no offers come from Premier League clubs, could Cole be swayed by the prospect of playing in America’s rapidly developing MLS?