Will footballers every learn?? Or do most just believe their own hype, and decide to hold their clubs to ransom when it comes to contract renewals. A warning to plenty of Footballers out there is Joe Cole.
He had the world at his feet during his time at Chelsea, league titles and FA cup medals under his belt, a regular England international, the future looked extremely bright up until it was time to renew his contract with Chelsea. The club did offer him a new deal, but he refused it, now we all know that footballers live on another planet to the normal human being, but the move to Liverpool looks to have backfired on Joe.
After being sent off on his debut game against Arsenal last season, it has gone downhill ever since. He did pick up niggling injuries but only managed a few games under Roy Hodgson, but by the time Kenny Daglish took over, he has hardly been seen. Some would now look at his stint at Liverpool and say he was wrongly advised not to accept the new contract Chelsea gave him, and come to look at it now, I would say the move was financially motivated, and most would call it greed, but he needs to act quickly if he is to get his career back on track. It’s clear to see he has no future at Liverpool, if he is to leave, than his club will want a fee, and right now, there doesn’t look to be many takers due to the wages he commands. His best option now is to go out on loan for a season, and prove he still has what it takes.
No doubting his confidence has been shattered during his spell with Liverpool, and he will need to find manager who can help him along the way. With his options limited, there are rumours that QPR want him on loan for the new season, Neil Warnock would welcome him with open arms, West Ham are also keen on bringing him back to Upton Park, if he decides to stay at Liverpool, he can continue to collect his £90,000 pwk wages, but one things for sure, he is not in the plans of kop manager Kenny Daglish