Midfielder Joe Cole rejoins West Ham United from Liverpool
has gone back to where it all began, after joining West Ham United on a free transfer from Liverpool.
The England midfielder has signed an 18-month contract at Upton Park after being allowed to leave Anfield by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
And it's a move back to his first club for the London-born star, who made his debut for the Hammers as a 17-year-old in 1999 and went on to captain the club.
He moved across the capital to Chelsea in 2003 and went on to win three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two League Cup titles at Stamford Bridge, as well as establishing himself on the international scene.
Now 31, Cole spent last season on loan with French club Lille and has been a part of Liverpool's squad this season, making 11 appearances in all competitions with two goals in return, ironically the last of which came against West Ham at Upton Park last month.
Speaking about the switch, Cole told West Ham's official website: "It's a great move for me. Coming back here brings back all the memories of the pitches I learnt how to play on.
"This is where I learnt my trade and I'm happy to have another chance to be here.
"I've always loved West Ham and I hope I can give the club a few memorable seasons.
"The timing was right for me to come back and I'm happy. I want to be here and I want to make an impact."
Cole has 56 caps for England and has also represented the Three Lions at Under-21, U18 and U16 level.