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Ashley Cole 'agrees terms with LA Galaxy' after terminating Roma contract

Ashley Cole 'agrees terms with LA Galaxy' after terminating Roma contract
By Eurosport

19/01/2016 at 17:15Updated 20/01/2016 at 00:26

Ashley Cole has terminated his contract with Roma by mutual consent and is reportedly heading for MLS side LA Galaxy.

The full-back, who struggled to break into the Serie A club’s plans this campaign, is now widely expected to team up with former England team-mate Steven Gerrard in Los Angeles.

Roma released a statement on Tuesday confirming Cole’s contract had been cut short.

"The 35-year-old English defender joined Roma in July 2014 following spells with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Chelsea," read the statement.

"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.

"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."

With additional reporting by Football Italia

OUR VIEW

Cole is quite clearly off to the States and this news is of little surprise to anyone.

His stay at Roma started quite positively but quickly went pear-shaped and a player who was once considered the best left-back in the world, has been rotting on the bench for many months.

He will surely start the new MLS season, which gets underway in March, in an LA Galaxy shirt.

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