Out of favour West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been released by the club where he spent 7 seasons.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce said: “Carlton’s contract has come to an end and we have decided not to renew that contract.
“Carlton’s need at his age is to be playing football as often as he can. From our point of view we felt it better that he found pastures new.
“We can only thank him for his outstanding commitment and service to West Ham United over the last seven years.”
29-year-old Cole tweeted last night: “Life is filled with ups & downs today is a down but I’ll be back! Carlton Cole/CFC as I have been called has left the building #UNDERCHUFFED.”
“I want to thank the West Ham fans for their support especially the 1’s who made the away games feel like a home 1 #COYI.
“I came to East London not knowing what to expect but I’m glad i did the last 7 years I’ve met a lot of good honest decent people #THANKYOU.”
Source: The Sun UKPublished 22 May 2013, 15:41 IST