Liverpool FC playmaker Joe Cole has decided to join French Ligue One side Lille on loan for the remainder of the season.
It had been believed that late interest from Aston Villa could tempt the midfielder into staying in the Premiership however the 29 year old has chosen France as his next location.
A statement on the official Liverpool FC website read:
“Liverpool FC announced today it had finalised a deal with Lille OSC for the loan transfer of Joe Cole. The 29-year old will now join the French champions for the remainder of the current campaign.”