The former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has said that the European champions Chelsea should waste no time in offering a new contract for the start defender Ashley Cole, who has only a few months left on his current deal.
It is thought that the club are not willing to offer more than a one-year extension to the 31-year-old. The club has a policy of not offering more than a year contract for players over the age of 30. Due to the fact that Ashley Cole falls within this bracket, they have decided not to change the policy for the former Arsenal left back.
Due to the reported interest from several clubs like the French PSG, it is thought that the player is considering his future at the club. The former Chelsea striker Hasselbaink, who was incredibly successful during his late 30s for the club, has said that Ashley Cole might be 31 years of age, but he still one of the best left backs in the world. Due to his incredible professionalism, he has the capability to carry on playing for many years from now according to the striker. Another player whose future also is in doubt is the 34-year-old Frank Lampard, who has been at the club since 2001.
“With Cole, I don’t understand why they’re not offering him a two or three-year deal. Yes, he’s in his 30s, but he’s still very fit. On top of that, he is still the best left-back in the country — maybe even the world. It’s not going to be easy to replace him or even find someone capable of doing it. He plays the majority of games and is almost never injured, so why not give him a longer contract?” said Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Cole recently won the Champions League with Chelsea.