Carlton Cole signs for Persib Bandung

Carlton Cole signs for Persib Bandung

Former England and West Ham striker Carlton Cole has joined Indonesian side Persib Bandung.

He will be reunited with ex-Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien, who joined the club earlier this month on a one-year contract.

Cole told the club's official website: "I never knew my career would bring me to Indonesia, (but) this is a great club. I want to pay for the support of the fans by scoring a lot of goals.

Cole played for Celtic in the 2015/16 season.
Cole played for Celtic in the 2015/16 season.

"Essien joining simplified the process for me to come over here. He's a big player in Europe. The Persib fans are great. I'm happy to be here."

Teddy Tjahyono, part of the Persib Bandung management added: "He came Monday night, on Tuesday, we (underwent) negotiations and he passed the medical test on Wednesday. He was ready to join Persib."

The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the option of an extension ahead of the new Liga 1 season, which begins next month.

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