Liverpool playmaker Joe Cole is enjoying his football for French side Lille but is unsure on whether he’ll remain there next season…
Joe Cole may be forced to return to Liverpool due to his wage demands, according to Lille chairman Michel Seydoux. After a dismal first season at Anfield, Cole has revitalised his career on loan at Ligue 1 champions Lille, where he has made 28 league outings this term
Source: Talk Sport
The Liverpool player has flourished since last summer’s loan move to the French champion’s, with the style of play at his new club suiting him down to a T. And the former West Ham man has recently admitted that a permanent move may not be far off, insisting that money will not be the only factor that decides his future.
It is believed that if the French side can secure yet another year of Champions League football, it is likely that Cole will be playing his football in France, come next season.
‘I would like to stay here, but it’s still too early to say,’ he said. ‘Let’s see how Lille finish the season.
‘I am happy here, my family too. I was well received and I love this team. ‘But it’s not me who decides. We need to see what the board decides.
‘The financial issue is important, but money is not the priority for me. I enjoy being on the pitch and that’s the main thing.
‘I’ve not spoken to anyone at Liverpool. I’m expecting a call for them.’
However, in a recent turn of events, club chairman Michel Seydoux is unsure whether or not he can turn Cole’s deal into a permanent one, siting the player’s wage demands as a stumbling block.
“Joe Cole has spoken and I thought it was great. It’s rare that an English player comes to France and says he wants to continue,” Seydoux told RMC.
“A discussion was held today. I do not make money. You must be reasonable. We’ll see when we will do the main choices.”
Cole has scored nine goals in over 30 appearances for Lille this season.
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