Underchuffed! West Ham striker Cole tweets sadness at Upton Park exit
Carlton Cole has been released by West Ham, with the striker taking to Twitter to express his dismay at leaving Upton Park.
The 29-year-old netted just twice in the Premier League this season but won the Hammers faithful over with a series of full-hearted displays.
Cole expressed his sadness at the move on his twitter profile, posting: ‘Life is filled with ups & downs today is a down but I’ll be back! Carlton Cole/CFC as I have been called has left the building,’ before ending his message with #UNDERCHUFFED.
He went on to thank the fans for their support during his time at the club: ‘i want to thank the West Ham fans for their support especially the 1’s who made the away games feel like a home 1 #COYI
‘i came to East London not knowing what to expect but i’m glad i did the last 7 years I’ve met a lot of good honest decent people #THANKYOU.’
During his time at Upton Park, he made over 230 appearances for the club, scoring 58 goals, and has seven England caps to his name.
The release comes after the club’s other main striker, Andy Carroll, has marked his loan exit back to Liverpool by suffering a heel injury, which will keep him out of the England friendlies against Brazil and the Republic of Ireland.