Redknapp highlights player-manager link that could see Cole switch materialise

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Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp says Chelsea defender has much to offer.

"Ashley Cole has been the best left-back the Premier League has ever seen," former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp said to Sky Sports recently.

Cole, a veteran of English football, is a highly-decorated defender with 107 international caps, a Champions League title, a Europa League trophy, three Premier League crowns and seven FA Cup winners' medals. At 33-years-old, though, he was seldom used by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last season and, according to The Guardian, is wanted by eight clubs - including AS Monaco, PSG and a number of English teams.

"He's an absolutely fantastic player and a serial winner. Where will he go? He's obviously going to have so many opportunities abroad, and even in England as well," said Redknapp.

While the pundit stressed he was "unsure" where Cole would end up, he did highlight the familiar working relationship that Brendan Rodgers and Ashley Cole would have enjoyed at Chelsea, whilst noting Liverpool's requirement for a player in that position.

"Off the top of my head, Liverpool probably need a left-back. Jose Enrique was injured for large parts of the season and they've played Jon Flanagan at left-back and Glen Johnson at left-back at times."

He concluded: "Brendan Rodgers knows him well from his time at Chelsea so that might happen."

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