West Ham striker Cole reveals kid brother wanted by Sunderland, QPR
Cole has revealed brother Ivan is interesting several Premier League clubs.
"I was working six days a week to try and get to where I got to when I was young," he told the Daily Mail. "I sacrificed all my mates. I tell my brother what I went through. He's 15 and has trials for Sunderland and QPR. Ivan Thompson Cole is his name. He's going to get there if he tries his hardest and stops listening to outside influences. A problem he had was thinking that, because he's got me, he could get into any club.
"These young kids have got to understand they'll get knockbacks. I got knocked back from Brentford when I was young. 'Sorry mate, we're not giving you a contract.' Six months later I got into Chelsea. I'm like, 'What scout have you got there then? He can't see talent!'"