Wednesday, 14th May, 2014

Joe Cole has left West Ham United after the expiry of his contract, according to ITV.

The midfielder, who started his career at Upton Park, returned to the club on an 18-month deal in January 2013, following his stints at Chelsea, Liverpool and Lille.

However, Cole was used as a bit-part player by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce this season, with the former Liverpool midfielder making just 25 appearances in all competitions, scoring three times.

He did not start a Premier League game since his side’s 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion in December, a game in which he found the back of the net.


Cole, who is now a free agent, made a total of 168 appearances for West Ham during his two spells at the club.

The 32-year-old also represented England between 2001 and 2010 and has 56 caps and 10 goals for the nation to his name.

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