Early Doors

The hilarious picture which shows how Ashley Cole is settling in at Roma

Early Doors

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Ashley Cole won plaudits earlier this summer when he bucked the trend and became a rare entity in British football - a player who moves outside of the comfort zone of the Premier League to ply their trade abroad.

Having come to the end of his career with Chelsea, Cole chose to venture into the unknown with a brave transfer to Serie A side Roma.

Such moves have not always been a success for those British players who have previously taken the plunge - it can prove tricky to learn a new language, make a new home in a new city, adapt to a new style of play and fit in with team-mates in a dressing room where English is not the first language.

Ian Rush famously commented that "it was like being in a foreign country" when talking about his time in Italy with Juventus.

So how is Cole doing so far since he signed for the Giallorossi?

Well, not so good, if a photo that has gone viral is any indication.

In the image, Cole can be seen standing awkwardly on the periphery of what otherwise appears to be a very together Roma squad.

Looks like Ashley Cole is fitting right in at Roma. pic.twitter.com/7ZsjBKEPwd

— Footy Laughs (@FootyLaughs) July 29, 2014

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