Midfielder Joe Cole could be on his way back to Liverpool in the summer as wages look set to derail a permanent move to Lille.
Lille chairman Michel Seydoux admitted that a permanent deal may be out of the question due to the extravagance of his current salary, understood to be £90,000 per week.
“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,” he 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.”
He added: “The final ranking will be important in the transfer window.”
Meanwhile Joe Cole has reiterated that he is hoping to remain with the Ligue 1 club beyond this season.
“I would like to stay but it’s not in my hands,” Cole said. “I haven’t spoken to anyone at Liverpool. I’m waiting to hear from them.
“I’ve been very well received here. I’ve discovered a new football culture and way of playing. The only thing I miss is the atmosphere in the Premier League. The level is similar.”
Gotta love how we’re paying a large % of Joe Coles wages for him to play elsewhere. Do you think Joe Cole would have made a better impact than Henderson if he was given a chance this season??8 Comments