A Tempting Offer For Joe Cole?

Every now and then, amid all the ridiculous, but pretty much expected transfer speculation, there’ll be one that just makes you laugh. Well, yesterday’s papers saw just that, with the ‘scoop’ that Aston Villa are planning to ‘lure’ Joe Cole from Chelsea.

Apparently, Villa have been monitoring the ‘Robinho to Chelsea’ saga all summer with the intention of putting in a £17.5million bid for Cole should Real Madrid allow their Brazilian playmaker to leave the Spanish capital.

The suggestion is that Cole, apparently a victim of our massive squad last season, would relish the chance of safeguarding his England place by getting regular first team football at Villa now that he’s surplus to requirements at Chelsea – although I’m sure that is the real ‘news’ to Scolari.

But there you have it. Our 26 year old Player of the Year last season, who incidentally still has a couple of years left on the contract I’ve no doubt Chelsea plan to extend, is to be tempted to Aston Villa. I wonder if anyone’s told O’Neill yet?

My guess is they were either desperate to fill column inches this weekend or one of the journo’s developed a sense of humour. Yeh, yeh, I know, the chances of the latter happening really is far fetched!

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One Response

  1. There may be some truth to this after all, even though his transfer wouldn’t be to Villa.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1043689/Coles-Chelsea-future-doubt-Benitez-lies-wait.html?ITO=1490

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