Joe Cole: Coventry City to sign Aston Villa midfielder on loan

Joe Cole
Joe Cole joined Aston Villa from West Ham in 2014

Coventry City have agreed a deal to sign Aston Villa's former Chelsea, Liverpool and England midfielder Joe Cole on a month's emergency loan.

The 33-year-old, capped 56 times by his country, is set to join on Monday on a 35-day deal until 22 November.

"I'm sure he'll have a fantastic impact," said City boss Tony Mowbray.

"I've met with Joe. He has watched us play several times this season. He likes the way we play and has shown a real enthusiasm to come."

Cole, who will watch fifth-placed City's League One game at home to Blackpool at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, is expected to make his debut at Rochdale on Tuesday night.

"I need to have a chat with Joe," added Mowbray. "He feels quite positive, is ready to play and wants to play.

"He has one or two things he wants to sort out on a personal level, but I'll talk to him on Monday about what his thoughts are for Tuesday and beyond."

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