Joe Cole to Tampa Bay Rowdies: Former West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool star makes US move

Former England international will play in the NASL 

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Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole will leave Coventry City to play in the US, according to reports.

Cole, who won 56 England caps between 2001 and 2010, is currently at League One Coventry City having moved to the Ricoh from Aston Villa on a free transfer in January.

According to ESPN, Cole is set to move to the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in the summer. 

The report claims that the 34-year-old will sign a one-year deal with the club, who are keen to raise their profile internationally, with an option for another year.

Cole won three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the League Cup twice with Chelsea, and was named in the Premier League Team of the Year in 2006, although he endured several significant injury spells in his time at Stamford Bridge.

He moved to Liverpool in 2010 but only played 42 matches in three years for the club, before returning to his first club, West Ham United in 2012.