Ashley Cole to Roma: The former England and Chelsea left back is set to move to Serie A... but how did other British players do in Italy?

33-year-old can look at previous players who had mixed success in Serie A

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Ashley Cole has signed on the dotted line at Serie A side Roma.

The former England and Chelsea left back is the latest in a long line of British players to try test their skills in Serie A.

The 33-year-old will become the first ever Englishman to play in Roma colours and the first since David Beckham went on loan to AC Milan for his second spell in 2010.

Some of Britain's greatest players have tried their luck in Serie A, but how did they fare?

Will Cole become a club legend like John Charles did at Juventus, or will he suffer from home sickness and return after just eight months like Jimmy Greaves?

Cole might find that living in Italy is 'like living in a foreign country' and he may struggle to find a bowl of Rice Krispies.

Here are some of the British to have plied their trade in Serie A.

Good luck, Ashley.