Saturday, 10 July 2010
Cole To Stoke Rumour Resurfaces
It's not time to panic yet, but the rumours of Cole joining Stoke have resurfaced. Apparently, he was in Stoke today, signing the contract, with the price rumoured to be £12m.
Of course, there were rumours last January that Carlton was in Sunderland, signing a contract to join the Black Cats. What is it with Cole and Red Stripes I wonder?
I have always scoffed at the idea that Cole would take such a backward step and I am still very dubious. But just in case it is true, I will put on record that it would be a very bad move for Cole, West Ham and England. And oddly, I think it would be a bad deal for Stoke too. Carlton finished the season low on confidence and the weight of expectation of a big transfer fee will hang heavy on him. This really would be a lose lose lose lose deal in my opinion.
So, fingers crossed it is bull.
Posted by Hammersfan at 23:44