After openly declaring on Twitter that he would most likely not be continuing with Chelsea, Ashley Cole seemingly hinted at the end a glorious eight-year stint at Chelsea.
The veteran English left-back was recently reduced to tears at Chelsea’s last home game of the season. Now, with a world-class player available, clubs are clambering for his signature.
Real Madrid are believed to be one of the favourites to sign Ashley Cole. Sources say that the Spanish giants are willing to offer him a deal worth £10 million.
More recently, some sources claim that French side Monaco have already reached an agreement with the English defender. It remains to be seen where Cole would like to end his days as one of the world’s best footballers.
At Chelsea, Cole started the season well yet fell out of favour after recovering from an injury. Although the veteran was on top form, Jose Mourinho did not give him his usual first-team berth throughout the season, a move that is surely responsible for Cole’s omission from England’s World Cup squad.
The interest that the Englishman has elicited is a testament to his skills and abilities. At either of those aforemetioned two clubs, Cole would be valued and would receive the requisite first-team football a player of his calibre deserves.
It would also be fitting for the approaching seasons which are no doubt the sunset of his career.
Cole was and still is an footballing legend. With a plethora of accolades, he deserves to end his career with the very best.
And clubs like Monaco and Real Madrid would each be great platforms to live out his last few seasons to the fullest.
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