LILLE, FRANCE - OCTOBER 18: Joe Cole of LOSC Lille Metropole in action during the UEFA Champions League, group B match between LOSC Lille Metropole and FC Internazionale Milano at Stade Lille-Metropole on October 18, 2011 in Lille, France. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
With Chelsea looking like they have the Eden Hazard transfer saga wrapped up, my mind kept wondering to an old friend of ours who played alongside him at Lille. Did Joe Cole have an influence on Hazard's decision? What does the former Chelsea number ten have to say about the 21-year-old. Did he steer him our way?
I've probably put about £5M on his transfer with the amount of things I've said about him. He's got everything. He'll maybe become one of the best players in the world.
Oh. Well, thanks, Joe. That was super helpful of you. Couldn't have used that £5M somewhere useful, now could we?