Cole crosses London from Chelsea to Hammers

July 5, 2006

West Ham have completed the signing of Carlton Cole from Chelsea for an undisclosed.

The 22-year-old struggled to establish himself at Stamford Bridge despite impressive performances for England's Under-21 side.

Cole made 12 appearances for the Barclays Premiership champions last season, scoring in the FA Cup win over Huddersfield.

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