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Released West Ham United star to snub MLS switch

Joe ColeWest Ham United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern may soon have to get into North America’s Major League Soccer if they want to keep up with Joe Cole.

According to The Mirror, the former England international has been lined up by MLS Commissioner Don Garber as they prepare for next seasons’ expansion.

Cole could earn an absolute fortune in North America as one of the leagues’ most valuable players – just like Jermain Defoe at Toronto.

Defoe moved to Canada during the January transfer window having fallen out of favour at North London outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

It is now believed the England striker, who is currently on  Roy Hodgson’s emergency World Cup call-up list, is earning more than $8 million a year, quadruple the amount he was earning in London.

Defoe isn’t the only former Premier League player who has crossed the pond to earn a living with Robbie Keane, Thierry Henry and most famously David Beckham swapping England for the United States.

Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard are the latest  names rumoured to be interested in a move to America but it is believed Joe Cole is more than likely going to turn down any advances.

Cole is currently doing his coaching badges in England and insists that he is still good enough to play at the highest level.

And if Queens Park Rangers win their Championship play-off final game against Derby County, he could see an option to join the Hoops open up.

Current manager Harry Redknapp gave Cole his debut at West Ham and it would be no surprise to see the duo link up again.

West Ham fans. Should Joe Cole cash in whilst he can or is he good enough to continue in the Premier League? Let us know your thoughts below.

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