Ashley Cole deal is close, Derby fans react

According to BBC Sport, Arsenal and Chelsea legend Ashley Cole could soon be linking up with former Blues teammate Frank Lampard at Derby County, with a deal expected to be completed in the coming days.

The veteran left-back is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy and will provide backup in defence after Lampard decided Max Lowe was not yet ready to make the step up to the first team.

Now at the ripe old age of 38, Cole was once regarded by many as one of, if not the best, full-backs in the world and has kept his playing career alive almost into his forties.

The Londoner has made a whopping 675 career appearances and has played in pretty much every competition under the sun, although, if he does indeed link up with the Rams, will be plying his trade in the Championship for the first time.

To demonstrate how crazy a week it has been for the Pride Park faithful, this is not even the most bizarre to thing to have happened to the East Midlands outfit in the last seven days – here’s how fans reacted to the Cole reports on Twitter…

Article title: Ashley Cole deal is close, Derby fans react

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