Aston Villa fans react to speculation over Ashley Cole move

Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole (3) and Sporting Kansas City forward Diego Rubio (11) argue after a disputed call in the second half of an MLS match between the LA Galaxy and...

Some reports have suggested that Aston Villa want to sign Cole.

Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole (3) attempts to maneuver away from Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza (17) during the MLS regular season match between Sporting Kansas...

Aston Villa are reportedly one of a number of Championship sides to be considering free agent Ashley Cole after MLS outfit LA Galaxy decided against offering him a new deal - and Villa fans have reacted on Twitter.

The Sun claim 37-year-old Cole has turned down an offer of £5,000 a week to remain at LA Galaxy, despite his current contract seeing him earn more than double that at £10,900 a week.

 

The report claims that it is understood Villa are one of the Championship sides interested in landing the 107-time England international, which would see Cole form a reunion with John Terry who is the club's assistant manager.

Derby County are also said to be interested - again a reunion would be made between Cole and manager Frank Lampard. Cole is said to be keen on a return to English football.

Ashley Cole (3) of LA Galaxy hydrates before the MLS regular season match between Toronto FC and LA Galaxy on September 15, 2018, at BMO Field in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Cole has not played in England since leaving Chelsea in 2014 to join Italian side AS Roma, were he struggled. He played just 16 times before moving to the States with LA Galaxy, where he has remained since January 2016.

Cole has been in sensational form for LA, making 32 appearances at left-back and having a hand in 10 goals - scoring once and turning provider another nine times.

Now, he is expected to move on. Villa fans reacted on Twitter, with some urging their club to land the experienced left-back as cover for Neil Taylor, but some believe he is past it.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan (7) slide tackles the ball away from Los Angeles Galaxy defender Ashley Cole (3) during a MLS game between the Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles...

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