There is a big question regarding Joe Cole’s future in club football. The
Chelsea star has been a free agent and a number of clubs including Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur are interested to acquire his service for the next season. However, it seems the midfielder has not decided on his future yet. Manchester City
Joe Cole is now in
South Africa with squad to participate in the World Cup 2010. Making his way into the England first eleven would perhaps get priority in his mind at the moment, but he may also be a bit worried about his future too. England
Arsenal is one of the frontrunners in the race of signing him. Cole may consider a move to the
North London club, thinking that he would not have to struggle for a place in the starting line up and worry about Champions League football. If Fabregas moves to this Summer, Wenger may want him to play the creative role in the midfield. Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspur is another club who has been tracking the player for some time. Cole could move to Spurs for two reasons. First of all, Tottenham Hotspur offers Champions League football.
Secondly, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was the man who handed Cole his Premier League debut at West Ham when he was just 17-year-old. So, a reunion with his childhood mentor could be a factor that may influence his decision.
There are several reports claming many different things regarding Joe Cole and his future. Tottenham manager Redknapp recently revealed that Cole has already made up his mind to move to a particular club and even a secret deal has also been struck. Some also claim that Joe Cole has already decided to join Arsenal, while there are reports suggest City would go all the way to sign him and Cole could be lured by the City’s offers.
Given his from and age, Joe Cole is still a lucrative player to invest on and clubs are keen to capitalize on his ‘free agent’ status. It seems that rumors and speculations surrounding his future may not stop before the end of the World Cup.