Menu

Chelsea Defender Completes Move To Serie A Giants AS Roma

Ashley Cole finalises move to Italy…

SEE ALSO: The 50 best players at the 2014 World Cup.

 

Ashley Cole, available to any club on a free transfer after running his contract down with Stamford Bridge side Chelsea, has officially completed a deal to AS Roma.

The Italian club tweeted the news from their official account today, along with a picture of the 33-year-old left-back.

Cole lost his place in Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea XI last season, with the Portuguese maverick preferring Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta to the stalwart Englishman.

As a result, Cole’s contract wasn’t renewed – and Roy Hodgson didn’t select him as part of England’s World Cup squad either – prompting the defender to retire from international duty as well.

Roma finished 2nd in Serie A last term under the guidance of impressive young manager Rudi Garcia – and conceded only 25 goals all season. With Cole on board, they’ll quietly be hoping to do one better next term and pip Juventus to the Italian league crown.

SEE ALSO: The Fastest Players on Fifa 14

More Stories AS Roma Chelsea FC