Carlton Cole’s new 18 month deal at the club was agreed late on Tuesday evening and comes after a compromise deal was hammered out on the player’s desire personal terms.
ClaretandHugh was led to believe earlier in the day that a three or six month deal may be tabled but the manager has decided otherwise which will delight Cole’s many fans.We also understand that such was CC’s enthusiasm to remain at the club that he – along with the rest of the squad- is ready to accept a further wage drop should the club start life in a lower division.
A source said: “It’s all down to the manager and we are delighted the deal has been done and that Carlton has shown such enthusiasm to remain with the club.”
The new contract has taken the pressure off the manager ahead of the Newcastle game as he would have been forced to start with Andy Carroll, who is still coming back to full fitness.
Now Cole will almost certainly start with the Geordie boy arriving for perhaps 40 minutes action.