The future of Joe Cole at Liverpool is still not clear, the midfielder has continually been linked with a move away from the club this summer following his poor debut season. Cole arrived with a lot of hype last summer when he joined Liverpool from Chelsea on a free transfer. A lot was expected from him but ever since he picked up a red card in his opening match against Arsenal, things just seemed to go downhill for him.
Now that Dalglish is incharge and has started reshaping Liverpool into the kind of team that he wants, it is thought that Joe Cole is not needed anymore. Reports today are suggesting that Cole may leave Liverpool this summer and join QPR on a season long loan. It is also being said that Cole has put his Merseyside house up for sale already in anticipation of him moving back to London.
Loaning Joe Cole out does not make much sense to me. Cole is close to 30-years-old and I doubt we would be able to resell him for much. Usually players sent out on loan to other clubs are young and have potential to do well when they come back to their club after gaining experience and game time at other clubs. Added to that, Liverpool may still have to pay part of Joe Cole’s £100,000-a-week salary. We want to get rid of Cole mainly for the reason that his high wage does not justify his contribution to the team.
With Liverpool saying that we are set to get rid of some players this summer, Joe Cole may quickly be exiting Anfield. Do you think it is a good idea to loan Cole out if we can not find a buyer for him? Or just keep him and give him another chance this coming season?