Ashley Cole leaves Roma with MLS move expected

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 7:25

Ashley Cole: Roma contract was terminated by mutual consent

Ashley Cole: Roma contract was terminated by mutual consent

Former England international Ashley Cole has left Roma after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, with a move to the MLS expected to follow.  

The former Chelsea defender joined the Serie A side in July 2014 on a two-year deal, making 16 appearances for the club.

But the 35-year-old hasn’t featured since a 0-0 draw against Chievo in March last year.

Cole, who has almost 600 club appearances to his name as well as 107 England caps, has been heavily linked with a move to the United States to team up with former England teammate Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy.

A statement on Roma’s official website confirming Cole’s departure said: “AS Roma can today confirm that Ashley Cole’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent.

“The 35-year-old English defender joined Roma in July 2014 following spells with Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Chelsea.

“After making his Giallorossi debut on 30 August 2014 in Roma’s 2-0 opening day victory over Fiorentina, Cole went on to make a total of 11 appearances in Serie A and a further five in the Coppa Italia and the Champions League.

“The club would like to thank Cole for his commitment during his stay in Rome and wish him the very best for his future career.”

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