Wednesday media watch [11.06.14 AM]: Cole vows to shine
Birmingham Mail: Joe Cole is determined to get Villa out of a hole - by playing in the hole as Paul Lambert's long-awaited playmaker. Cole signed a two-year deal yesterday after being released by West Ham and revealed his brief is to "supply the bullets" for his fellow attackers.
Guardian: The former England midfielder Joe Cole has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer. The 32-year-old was a free agent after being released by West Ham at the end of last season.
The Sun: Joe Cole is desperate to show he can still cut it in the Premier League. The midfielder has joined Aston Villa on a two-year deal after being shown the door by West Ham.
Daily Star: Joe Cole claims he's still got what it takes to light up the Premier League. The former England midfielder yesterday completed a surprise move to Aston Villa on a two-year deal after being released by West Ham.
Daily Express: Aston Villa's new signing Joe Cole believes he can still cut it in the Premier League at 32. Cole turned down bigger-money offers from overseas to sign a two-year deal with Villa yesterday on a free transfer following his release by West Ham.
Times: Joe Cole has insisted he can still perform in the Barclays Premier League after joining Aston Villa. Cole, 32, signed a two-year deal on a free transfer after his release by West Ham United.
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