The West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has said that he is extremely confident that the former England international Joe Cole has revealed his career after making the move to his former club West Ham in the first week of the summer transfer window.
The 31-year-old has suffered a terrible spell since moving to Liverpool from Chelsea on a free transfer two years ago. He has played very little football for the Merseyside club, which have led to rumours that the manager Brendan Rodgers will be looking to cut his losses by selling the player. However, it has proven not to be easy because it took a £ 3 million payoff to sell the player.
Joe Cole has now completed his move to West Ham and he has signed an 18 month deal with the club. Allardyce believes that Cole can not only revive his club career, but also his international career as well. The 31-year-old last played for England back in 2010 and he has 56 caps up until now. West Ham recently brought an end to the poor run of form with the 2-1 win over Norwich during the last weekend. Cole made his debut for the new team in the match against Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.
“I’m delighted. He’s a quality player. It’s time to take Joe back to his hometown club, where he started, where he realised his dream and give him the opportunity to start playing regular first team football again. He’s desperate to play first team football again on a regular basis and that is one of the main reasons why we brought him back again. Hopefully, he can produce what we know he can,” said Allardyce. West Ham United managed to draw the match against United 2-2 and take the game to a replay.