Transfer news: Carlton Cole confirms West Ham departure
West Ham United striker Carlton Cole has confirmed he is leaving Upton Park after seven years with the club.
Last Updated: 21/05/13 6:40pm
The former Chelsea striker, who had slipped down the pecking order this season, scored 47 goals in 227 league appearances for the Hammers.
He tweeted: "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 #UNDERCHUFFED
"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"