Veteran defender Ashley Cole has signed for Derby County to join up with his former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard, now manager of the Championship side.
The 38-year-old, who has 107 England caps, moves to the club on a short-term deal until the end of the season and will be hoping to aid the push for promotion.
Free-agent Cole was last contracted to LA Galaxy, who he left at the end of last season.
These were the best jokes as Ashley Cole joins Frank Lampard at Derby:
Derby County are said to be interested in signing former England international Ashley Cole, according to sources at Elland Road.
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) January 17, 2019
— Jack Pearson (@JackTPearson) January 17, 2019
Swear I just saw Ashley Cole in Normanton Pak Foods
— £¥€$ (@Eyez_uk) January 21, 2019
We're live from Elland Road for Ashley Cole's unveiling… pic.twitter.com/reO5Oi1uTT
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) January 21, 2019
I hope we announce Ashley Cole with this picture but Lampard photoshopped over Cheryl’s face pic.twitter.com/KHHjf6FDBl
— Cal (@Cannable95) January 17, 2019
Nice to see Ashley Cole’s already settling in at Derby County pic.twitter.com/QbvMOvVuV2
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) January 21, 2019
good stuff now get Drogba in
— Joel Moore (@jmDCFC) January 21, 2019
Trying to calculate Ashley Cole's age pic.twitter.com/nZkGoLd9vK
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) January 21, 2019
— tom (@TomDCFC99) January 21, 2019
'Lampard is now eyeing up a bid for Pele, who he describes as the best forward of his generation'
— David Keeling (@keeling_david) January 21, 2019
Ashley Cole definitely needs to be unveiled via one of the following:
A) A picture of a Moor Farm training pitch with him hiding in a bush.
B) A short video of a PowerPoint presentation with him being the last slide. #dcfc
— Richard (@dcfc87) January 18, 2019
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) January 21, 2019
— Matt Allen (@MattAllen_9) January 21, 2019
At least he’ll keep the spies away from training with his air rifle
— Jack R (@Jack_R93) January 21, 2019
usain bolt has retired from football, Ashley Cole is still playing pic.twitter.com/orlftmNeoD
— Billy Onsongo (@BillyOnsongo254) January 22, 2019