Ashley Cole could very well be returning to English football 5 years ago

Ashley Cole could very well be returning to English football

Ashley Cole has openly admitted that he is considering a return to England.

The LA Galaxy left back has been linked with a move to Birmingham City in recent weeks and Cole has not distanced himself from the rumours by any means.

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Cole was recently asked whether he'd be interested in joining forces with Harry Redknapp at the Championship side and he didn't hesitate to reveal that he wouldn't be against that particular switch.

"Yeah, I'm just waiting to see, keeping my options open," Cole said.

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"It's six months left here so it's something I'm thinking about yeah."

The former Arsenal and Chelsea full back moved to Major League Soccer in January, 2016 and he has just a few months remaining on his current deal in Los Angeles, meaning he could move to Birmingham for free in January.

Just last month, Redknapp discussed the potential approach for the ex-England international and he proclaimed a definite interest in adding Cole's experience to his squad.

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"Someone mentioned him and I thought ‘That is an interesting player, for sure’. You can’t beat a bit of quality," the Blues boss told the Birmingham Mail.

"And for me he was possibly the best left back in the world a few years ago at one time when he was at Chelsea.

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"I know Ashley, he’s a great lad and he could certainly play at this level - no problem."

A move to St Andrew's would certainly make for interesting viewing for the Second City derby, when he would come up against former long-time defensive compatriot John Terry, who signed for Aston Villa earlier this summer.