Former Chelsea star confirms Serie A move

Free agent Ashley Cole has now completed his switch to Roma after being released by Chelsea at the end of the previous season, talkSPORT reports. 

Cole agreed a two-year deal with the Serie A club and has the choice to further extend his contract for another year depending on his performance and willingness to continue. 

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A club statement read: “AS Roma have acquired Ashley Cole’s playing registration on a two-year deal which expires on June 30, 2016.

“The agreement also gives the club the right to extend the contract into a further season.”

The left-back made his intentions clear that he would be remaining in Europe following his Stamford bridge exit and will now be part of the Champions League with the Italian side after they finished second in the Serie A. 

Cole recently retired from international football after his snub from the World Cup squad despite making 107 appearances for his country throughout his career.