With today’s news concerning Joe Cole’s breakdown in relationship with Roman Abramovich I’ve been thinking about possible interest from Manchester United. Apparently Joe Cole is asking for approximately £100k a week but Mr. Aramovich does not consider Cole worth this, which I can sort of understand because Cole has recently suffered a long term injury. I can also understand Cole’s stance as he is now 28 so this will be Cole’s final big pay day before he retires.
There is no doubt a fit Joe Cole is a high quality player; he will add something extra to United’s squad and team. Perhaps not the quickest of players but Cole has plenty of skill, quality on the ball and has an okish goal return for a midfielder. I think we are lacking left hand midfielders/wingers, I don’t think we’ll see Giggs play on left a great deal next season, Park is an option as is Nani but I feel we see the best of Nani playing on the right.
In our current financial situation signing a player of Cole’s ability for free would be ideal. Are we willing to pay the £100, 000 per week though? That could be a stretch.
Tottenham Hotspurs are also apparently interested. Being a London boy and family orientated this could sway Joe’s thoughts as he has recently married and the pair are expecting their first child which could rule out a move to Manchester. A move to Spurs may depend upon Spurs qualifying for Champions League football. If Spurs fail to qualify, is Cole prepared a drop in level of football..?
What do we think?
Do you think Joe Cole will be a good signing for United?
Would Cole add something extra to our squad?
Are his better playing days over?