The West Ham United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are devastated at the news that Carlton Cole could be on his way out of the club.
According to The Mirror, Sam Allardyce and co are ready to sell the former England international to Championship outfit Bournemouth for £1 million despite him scoring against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
However the 30-year-old striker, who was once linked with a £10 million move to Liverpool, is reluctant to drop down to the second tier of English football.
The strikers’ first team opportunities look to be limited this season after Allardyce brought in Enner Valencia, Mauro Zarate and Diafra Sakho.
But it is also thought that Cole is reluctant to accept a cut in his £25,000-a-week wages to move to the south coast club.
The Cherries have additional funds after pocketing £5 million from Adam Lallana’s sell-on clause when he transferred from Southampton to Liverpool earlier this summer.
West Ham fans. Cole is a very, very average player but he has become a part of the furniture at Upton Park. Would the club be wrong to sell him? Let us know your thoughts below.
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