Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.
West Ham United have completed the signing of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia, subject to a successful work permit hearing.
If West Ham gets clearance to sign the player, it'll be the fifth signing of the summer for the Hammers. Valencia has been signed on a five-year contract with West Ham paying £12million for the player who joins the club from Pachuca.
PHOTO: Former Chelsea midfielder holds Aston Villa shirt after completing move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Chelsea manJoe Cole has completed his move to Premier League side Aston Villa on a one-year deal.
Cole, 32, joins Paul Lambert's side on a free transfer, and will be charged with trying to reinvigorate Villa's lackluster attack, which seriously struggled when star striker Christian Benteke was sidelined.
Former Chelsea midfield star to join Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Sky Sports, former England international Joe Cole is set to join Aston Villa on a one-year deal, with the 32-year-old to have a medical at Villa Park on Tuesday.
Cole, who spent seven successful years at Stamford Bridge, has struggled to recapture the form which made him one of the most feared attackers in the Premier League since leaving the West London club, but is to be given a shot by Villa boss Paul Lambert next season.
WATCH: Manchester City winners of dramatic 2013/14 Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City are the Premier League champions for 2013/14, with their 2-0 win over West Ham on Sunday consolidating their position on the top of the table, with Liverpool powerless to prevent the title heading to the Etihad for the second time in three years.
PHOTO: Manchester City 'Selfie' on Twitter after Premier League Title Victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions this afternoon, with their 2-0 win over West Ham seeing them pip Liverpool to top spot, and see the title head to the blue of Manchester for the second time in the last three years.
Premier League Final Day Fixtures: Predicting Perfect Pandemonium - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Time flies when you're having fun. This is certainly the overwhelming sentiment when talking about this season's Premier League campaign.
With more twists and turns than a sped-up ivy vine, the English top flight has once again succeeded in captivating it's baying public, with both ends of the table putting on a show of epic proportions.
Pachuca F.C. president, Jesus Martinez, announced that an English club are close to completing the signing Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia. The destination is thought most likely to be West Ham United. After an impressive performance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Valencia has been receiving attention from multiple European clubs such as Porto and Everton but has focused in on a move to West Ham.
PHOTO: Arsenal sign new midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have completed the signing of 16 year old midfielder and one of England's most promising youngsters in Ben Sheaf from West Ham United. Sheaf has been touted to have a promising future is heralded to be the next big star in England.
Collison makes his debut for West Ham at the Emirates on Jan 1st 2008
This summer Welsh midfielder Jack Collison was released by his club West Ham after serving the club for nine years. Despite the obvious disappointment at being let go by the Hammers, the 25-year-oldhas penned a fantastic open letter to West Hams fans on the club site.
Colombia: From Coffee Growers To World Cup Dark Horses - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With just over a fortnight until the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, teams across the globe are putting their final preparations into training camps as the squads are whittled down to the 23 men that will compete when June 12th comes around in Sao Paulo.
According to various reports, West Ham are preparing a bid of around £8m this summer to re-sign Demba Ba from Chelsea.
When you think of Demba Ba you think of goals first and foremost and then you think of the fact that he is someone who has spent the majority of the season on the bench playing second fiddle to Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto.
Un altro protagonista del Mondiale, autore di tre reti e di buone prestazioni con la propria nazionale l'Ecuador cambia maglia e vola in Premier League. Parliamo di Enner Valencia, che lascia i messicani del Pachuca (strepitosa l'ultima stagione, con 18 reti in 23 presenze, ndr) per indossare la maglia del West Ham.
Credit to our heroes for their ingenuity. In a season in which sacrificial slaughters seem to have taken place on a monthly basis, as well as half a dozen transfer failures and an off-the-pitch approach to running a club that would leave a team of monkeys red-faced, it did not seem possible to reach a new low in a game against a West Ham team hated by their own and at a point in the season in which there was next to nothing at stake.