There are reports in today’s Sunday papers, that England forward Joe Cole may end up on Tyneside this summer.
Joe Cole – in action for England
Joe has had a really bad time of it at Liverpool this season, whom he joined from Chelsea on a free transfer last summer.
But of course Liverpool have also had a bad time of it until recently, and when Joe returns from injury, he may be able to settle down a bit on Merseyside.
We’re not sure why Newcastle have been mentioned as a club Joe may join this summer, other then we have that £35M from the Andy Carroll transfer, and probably half of that will go on transfers this summer, and it seems that Cole could be available for around £5M this summer.
But at 29, Joe doesn’t really fit the profile of players coming to Newcastle, at least those that we have to pay for, so we’re not sure there’s much truth in this story at all, and it is a Sunday.
The other thing with Joe is he’s on ridiculous wages at Liverpool, since he was able to make his own deal with becoming a free agent, and we think a London club would be a safer bet, if indeed he leaves Liverpool.
Joe may be a good deal for Newcastle, but the questions would be his wages and the transfer fee Liverpool would want for a 29 year-old, but of course Joe is a good player, and he always gives his all, and could be popular on Tyneside, and certainly has stacks of experience.
Joe started his career at West Ham, and made his debut there at 16, and he played 150 times for the Hammers with 13 goals before joining Chelsea in 2003, where he played 278 times with 40 goals.
Joe has appeared 19 times at Liverpool so far, with a couple of goals, and has played 56 times for England with 10 goals.
What do you think about Joe maybe moving to Newcastle?
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