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Ashley Cole to Roma: Former Chelsea defender completes move to Serie A giants

The 33-year-old arrived in Rome on Monday morning and has signed a two-year deal with the club

Joe Krishnan
Tuesday 08 July 2014 10:49
Ashley Cole arrives in Rome to complete his move to Roma
Ashley Cole arrives in Rome to complete his move to Roma

Ashley Cole has completed his move to Serie A giants Roma on a free transfer.

The former Chelsea left-back arrived in the Italian capital on Monday morning as expected and has now signed a two-year deal.

It has been reported that Roma have agreed to match Cole's wage demands - believed to be £150,000-a-week - in order to convince him to move to the Stadio Olimpico.

It is believed that Roma’s ability to offer Cole Champions League football and a regular first-team place has been the deciding factor in the move, given that their second-place finish in the Italian league last season sealed a return to Europe's elite competition.

The Giallorossi confirmed Cole's arrival after posting a picture on their official Twitter account.

It was expected that he would seek to complete a move to the MLS for a lucrative end to his career after enjoying an extended break in the USA.

But it now appears Cole has chosen the Serie A title challengers for what appears to be the final stage of his career.

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