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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Joe Cole signs for Liverpool

Liverpool have signed Joe Cole on a four-year deal - subject to a medical - following his release by Chelsea.

The part-time England midfielder left Stamford Bridge in June after failing to agree a new contract with the Premier League champions.

Cole was initially linked to Arsenal and then to Tottenham but instead Cole has opted for the lure of hard cash over top quality football in deciding to sign for Liverpool, who failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Perhaps that's understandable, as at 28 years old, Cole really did only have one final pay-day available and this contract will take him through to 2014 and a nice little earner through to the ripe old age of 32.

The West Ham academy graduate becomes Liverpool's second summer signing after Serbia forward Milan Jovanovic arrived on a three-year contract from Standard Liege.

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