Former West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole is expected to sign a two-year deal at Aston Villa

Picture: Action Images

Picture: Action Images

First published in Football

Former West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole is set to sign with Premier League side Aston Villa.

Cole, who was capped 56 times for England, has agreed a two-year contract at Villa Park.

The 32-year-old, who has previously played for Liverpool and Chelsea, was released by the Hammers in May after a single season back at the club where he started his career.

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