Roma terminate Cole contract

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 9:22

Ashley Cole

Serie A side Roma have terminated the contract of former England international Ashley Cole.

The 35-year-old moved to Italy in 2014 on a free transfer after an eight-year spell at Chelsea, but made just 11 league appearances for the Giallorossi.

With Cole widely expected to join Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy, Roma confirmed that the left back’s contract has now been terminated by mutual consent.

“After making his Giallorossi debut on 30 August 2014 in Roma’s 2-0 opening day victory over Fiorentina, Cole went on to make a total of 11 appearances in Serie A and a further five in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League,” read an official statement.

“The club would like to thank Cole for his commitment during his stay in Rome and wish him the very best for his future career.”

Galaxy have also been linked with former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong and ex-Southampton defender Jelle Van Damme, and boss Bruce Arena is expecting to wrap up a few deals this week.

“No one’s signed,” Arena said. “It’s slowly coming together.”

We’ve got probably two, maybe three more additions and we’re done. And I think we’re going to have a very strong team.”

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