Liverpool Transfer News: West Ham in for Joe Cole
When you are Joe Cole in today’s scenario, there’s only one option for you: build a time machine! I say that because the stocky former West Ham starlet has seen his fortunes dive southward, in a freefall. After being billed as the next big thing and youth English prodigy, this man’s reputation has taken a sound beating.
After falling out of the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, Roy Hodgson opened his arms to him and pledged to build a resurgent Liverpool around him. Well, as per Hodgson-Good Riddance; but his stellar signing still continues to rot Anfield, financially as well as literally. His astronomical wages are not helping the already-burdened Liverpool coffers and the Reds are willing to see the back of him at the first window of opportunity. And who better than his former club West Ham to offer everyone a breather?
West Ham boss Big ol’ Sam is planning to conjure a big-name signing to lift the spirits at Upton Park and who better than local hero, Joe Cole to offer the revamp? Allardyce is planning to strike a loan deal with Liverpool to acquire the services of the diminutive Englishman.
Cole, 29 has fallen out of favour with King Kenny and was a rarity on the pitch, last season. With Henderson and Adam having already completed their moves to Anfield, the future seems bleak for Cole, whose niggling injuries and awful form have drawn him many critics.
The only stumbling block in the deal could be Cole’s astronomical wages. His £100,000-a-week contract is a debate of discussion among the Reds’ faithful and the Hammers can ill afford such a paycheck. The only feasible solution that can benefit all parties would be if Liverpool are willing to share part of his wages, while he tries to find his groove at Upton Park.
The proposed move will largely benefit all parties as Liverpool will have a somewhat reduced wage bill, Hammers will have their star and the English international will get the chance to touch football again.
But then again, who wants to drop to the Championship and play when you can just be a lousy parasite and feed off others, and get a heavy cheque for your efforts. So, it’s a tough call for poor Cole and he would like to keep his options open till the very end to see if someone is insane enough to buy him, again. I do hope that a certain gaffer named Roy Hodgson comes and collects all the garbage he has dropped in Melwood and return the favour.
Stay tuned. More to follow…