According to Skysports, Joe Cole will have a medical today at Aston Villa ahead of his move to the Villa Park.
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The former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder is currently a free agent as he left West Ham last month. The 32-year-old played 20 games and scored 3 goals for the Upton Park side.
Cole started his professional football at West Ham before his move to Chelsea then Liverpool and after playing 10 seasons away from West Ham he then rejoined on a free transfer from Liverpool in 2012.
The English man also spent a season away from England on loan with French side Lille.
While Aston Villa are eager to land their second summer signing, they have already signed former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos.
Last season, Cole didn’t get enough time on the field due to which he planned to leave the Hammers.
Cole said: “My relationship with West Ham is great, but obviously it didn't work towards the end of this season and I didn't play enough. So, I'm just going to take my time over the summer and find the right fit.”
Cole obviously eyeing more playing time which he could not get at Upton Park.
The Englishman further added, "At this stage of my career, finances are not important for me. I want to enjoy my football, I want to compete and I just want to play more."
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