First Photos: Ashley Cole Signs Up For Italian Job, Joins AS Roma In Two-Year Deal

Alan Duffy

7th, July 2014


By Alan Duffy


Following in the footsteps of the great John Charles, 33-year-old Ashley Cole has decided to up sticks and move to Italy where he will line out for 2013/14 Serie A runners-up Roma.

A free agent after being released by Chelsea at the end of the season, Cole missed out on a place in Roy Hodgson’s ill-fated England World Cup squad (I still think he was a better option than either Baines or Shaw). However, joining Rudi Garcia’s exciting Roma project is sure to provide Cole with a meaty new challenge.

In moving to Roma, former Arsenal man Cole becomes only the second British player to play for the Roman giants, after Welsh legend John Charles, who made 10 league appearances for the Giallorossi in 1962/63.

Good luck to him!

And here is suffering a good-natured mobbing by excited fans in Rome airport…

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(Photos: @OfficialASRoma/Video: 101GG)

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  1. Joe says:

    Whats with the staged selfie photo? Has anyone got a picture of the photographer taking a picture of Ashley taking a picture of himself?
    Anyhoo, good on him. Fully expected Cole to take the MLS route, but he’s set himself a good challenge there.

  2. Clusks says:

    Technically he is the 3rd British player to play for Roma, as Simone Perrotta was born in Ashton! (Which also makes him the youngest living English born player to win a World Cup, if you want to throw a brainteaser at your friends!)

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