32-Year-Old Midfielder Aston Villa Premier
Joe Cole Contract Information:
Signed a two-year contract with Aston Villa in June 2014.
Cole hasn't been able to participate in Villa's series of friendlies in Texas due to a thigh injury, but he's expected to start running in the coming weeks, Express & Star reports.
Beyond just running, manager Paul Lambert believes that Cole will be fit enough to play in Villa's Aug. 16th opener versus Stoke City. Cole's availability will likely just provide depth to Villa's bench since he only made six starts last year with West Ham.