Upton Park boss keen to bring Anfield man back to his old stamping ground.
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West Ham boss Avram Grant will this week attempt to secure the services of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole on a loan deal to aid the club’s fight against relegation. The former Hammer is barely part of the Anfield side’s first team plans and may well be interested in a return to his former stamping ground not least as it would help give him the chance of regular first team football.
Cole arrived in the summer and has failed to make an impact on Merseyside and has made just eight Premier League starts, the last of which was in October and Kenny Dalglish seems as averse to using the England international as a first team starter as former boss Roy Hodgson was.
A move to Upton Park may well suit all parties. It would give Joe Cole the chance to prove himself, which would in turn help add creativity to the East London side’s attack, something that Grant clearly is interested in pursuing, and Liverpool get to give a back up player some much needed game time.
If Cole proves a success in any potential loan move then in the long term a permanent deal may be on the table although for now any move from West Ham would strictly be on a loan deal basis.
29 year old Joe Cole made 150 appearances and scored 13 goals before he was sold to Chelsea in the summer of 2003.
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