Cole lost out on £5 million deal

CarltonCOLECarlton Cole whose contract expires with West Ham in four months has spoken about his side of the transfer deadline day failed move to West Bromwich Albion.

“Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan said to me it would be something else if I could score the winner at West Brom for West Ham given what went on in the transfer window. I was upset at the time because I wasn’t playing here as much as I wanted to. So when a team shows interest in you and offers you game time and it doesn’t come off you might react this way. ” said Cole

‘The manager has talked to me since that and we have moved on from there. It wasn’t personal and these things happen in football. I just have to get on with it and be professional and wait for my chance to come to start and it did against Southampton.I was over there and the deal didn’t go through. The gaffer kept faith in me obviously by starting me against Southampton when I didn’t expect it. I want to try to put a solid performance in. He knows what he gets from me and that’s probably what Tony Pulis saw as well.’

The two and a half year deal was personally worth around £40,000 per week to Carlton Cole meaning he lost out on a guaranteed £5.2 million from West Brom.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Cole lost out on £5 million deal

  1. I like Cole for the past but now he is a replacement at best and I hope BFS does not start with him again this season if Valencia and Sakho are available.

  2. £5.2 million before tax

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