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Joleon Lescott | Defensemen

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/16/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183

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Joleon Lescott made his first start in the Premier League for West Brom to fantastic reviews as the Baggies beat Spurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane and held them to a single shot on target.
The former England defender was the subject of a bidding war between a variety of mid-table clubs after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Manchester City. It took Lescott until Week 5 to round fully into shape after some knee issues but it appears to have been worth the wait after the defender was exceptional against Spurs. With the spine of the team returning to health the Baggies may become a more difficult proposition that what we saw over the season's first four weeks. Sep 24 - 8:08 PM
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Joleon Lescott looks set to make his West Bromich Albion competitive bow against Everton this weekend after coming through a behind-closed-game unscathed on Tuesday.

Alan Irvine arranged the friendly match against Hull City to help give those not involved with their respective country’s the opportunity to gain some much needed game time following injury and late arrival post-World Cup. Sebastien Blanco and Cristian Gamboa stepped up their return to full fitness while defender Joleon Lescott "performed well," and "looked good," playing himself into contention – providing he has no reaction to his recent knee problem - for the visit of The Toffees. Sebastien Pocognoli (thigh), James Morrison (knee) should return this weekend while Graham Dorrans (heel) and Ben Foster (thumb) are progressing. Georgios Samaras and Silvestre Varela (both fitness) could fall short while Youssouf Mulumbu (hamstring) is being assessed.
Sep 10 - 8:50 AM

Major transfer acquisition Joleon Lescott is still not ready for action as West Brom travel to Swansea in Week 3.

Apparently sitting on the bench at the Etihad for a couple of seasons makes it hard for 32-year-old knees to re-acclimate to the rigors of Premier League football. Lescott's knee complaint has kept him out of the Baggies' line-up for the first three weeks of the season. Reports indicate that he should be in fine shape to play after the international break.
Aug 29 - 5:12 PM

Joleon Lescott will be out for what would have been his West Brom debut in Week 1 with fluid on his knee but should be back for Week 2 or Week 3 at the latest.

Apparently barely playing a match in a couple of years leaves one open to injury when asked to play again. After being largely unused on the Manchester City bench over the last two seasons he has made his big move to West Brom only to see his knee start to rebel against actual physical activity. Alan Irvine will be hopeful that his prize recruit will be available soon to help anchor what he hopes will be a much-improved defense.
Aug 14 - 9:40 PM

West Bromwich Albion are set to sign England international defender Joleon Lescott.

Lescott was allowed to leave Manchester City when his contract expired last month, but he still has a lot to offer and would be a fine free transfer for a mid-table Premier League side. Stoke and Hull had been rumoured to be leading the chase for the defender, but West Brom are now being reported as favourites to seal a deal by BBC Sport. Lescott previously worked with new West Brom head coach Alan Irvine at Everton and is familiar with the club's backroom staff from his time with Wolves.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 18 - 11:16 AM

Hull City appear close to securing a partner for Curtis Davies with the news that Joleon Lescott will soon agree to a deal with the club.

Hull City's season had it's ups and downs. Up - they secured a second season in the Premier League. Down - despite the perception of a strong season they finished just two places and four points above the relegation spots. Up - they secured a spot in the Europa Cup for their second place finish in the FA Cup. Down - they have to stay up while playing Europa Cup matches next season. Adding a defender of Lescott's pedigree will certainly help with the latter task. He may not be up to Manchester City's high standards but he should be well rested and a significant improvement for Hull City assuming this deal goes through.
Jun 17 - 11:42 AM

A number of Bundesliga clubs and Middle East teams have joined chase for Joleon Lescott, according to Sky sources.

Lescott found himself as fourth choice behind Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis and Matija Nastasic at Manchester City last season, meaning his game time was limited, featuring just 10 times in the Premier League. A January loan move was rumoured but never occurred, putting an end to any chance of the defender making England's World Cup squad, and both the club and the player allowed his contract to run down, meaning he is now a free agent. At 31 years old Lescott still had a lot to offer and could be a fine free transfer for a non-top four team. Aston Villa, West Ham, and former club Everton have all been linked, as well as Turkish side Besiktas, German outfit Schalke and Al Ain in the UAE.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 5 - 6:38 AM

Joleon Lescott has insisted he holds no grudges against Manchester City as he looks to make a quick decision regarding his future.

Lescott found himself as fourth choice behind Vincent Kompany, Martin Demichelis and Matija Nastasic under Manuel Pellegrini, meaning his game time was limited throughout the season, featuring just 10 times in the Premier League. A January loan move was rumoured but never occurred, putting an end to any chance of the defender making England's World Cup squad, and with his contract expiring he has accepted he must move on. At 31 years old, Lescott still had a lot to offer and could be a fine free transfer for a non-top four team. Aston Villa, West Ham, and former club Everton have all been linked, as well as Turkish side Besiktas.
Source: Sky Sports
May 14 - 5:16 AM

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has no imminent plans to add Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott or anybody else during the January transfer window.

"I don't think we need players here. We need to get them fit, the ones we have got, and then if anyone springs up who could really make us better, our 11, then possibly we will go in. I think the club have always backed their managers and I don't think they will be different with me, but I really think we are fine once we get everyone fit. We are just looking in that treatment room and seeing if it can empty a little bit and when it does we can assess what we need and what we might need. He (Lescott) is a good player and there are lot of good players at different clubs, but he is with Man City at the moment so we can't comment on that." City boss Manuel Pellegrini said that there hasn't been any discussions about Lescott as of yet, but he didn't completely shutdown the possibility either. "At this moment we are not considering it (a loan) but we will see in the future during the transfer window what will happen."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 3 - 10:11 PM

Joleon Lescott's agent has confirmed Besiktas have expressed an interest in signing the Manchester City defender.

Lescott has found himself as fourth choice behind Vincent Kompany, Matija Nastasic and Martin Demichelis under Manuel Pellegrini, meaning his game time has been limited. With the World Cup approaching he may feel he needs to play more football to ensure a place on England's plane to Brazil, although Manchester City may want to hold on to the 31-year old with a gruelling Premier League and Champions League schedule to come over the next five months.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 2 - 5:13 AM

Manchester City are weighing up a fresh move for Real Madrid defender Pepe despite plans to offer Joleon Lescott a new contract.

This seems like an odd move from City. After a rough start, captain Vincent Kompany and the excellent Matija Nastasic formed a decent defensive partnership last season, and with Lescott set to be offered a new deal it seems strange that the club would feel the need to spend such a large amount of money on a 30-year-old. One assumes Pepe would be set for a starting spot if he does move to Manchester, which would mean Nastasic's playing time would be reduced, and would be even worse news for Lescott. The England defender will need a decent proportion of first team football if he's to have any chance of featuring in next summer's World Cup, so may need to consider moving on if he's going to be fourth choice.
Wed, Jul 17, 2013 06:30:00 AM

Manuel Pellegrini has told Joleon Lescott he will reject any offers for the England defender after insisting that the 30-year-old is a key figure in his plans at Manchester City.

It would make sense for City to want to keep Lescott following Kolo Toure's move to Liverpool and Real Madrid’s refusal to sell them Pepe. Matija Nastasic and captain Vincent Kompany are likely to remain first choice, so Lescott will need some guarantees of a decent proportion of first team football if he is to stay, with the World Cup coming up next summer.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 05:34:00 AM

Real Madrid's central defender Pepe is understood to be top of Manchester City's list of transfer targets.

The 30-year-old's potential arrival, for a reported fee of £15m, would likely push Joleon Lescott closer to the exit door, as he is already behind Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasić in the pecking order.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 06:02:00 AM

Manchester City have made an enquiry for Romania defender Stefan Radu of Lazio as they look to sell Joleon Lescott.

Radu is 26-years old, can play at left-back or centre-back and would cost City around £15million. With the World Cup coming up next summer, Lescott will be looking to leave if he is not certain of first team football, and the Daily Mail report that Galatasaray are interested in a £10million deal.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 09:55:00 AM

The Daily Mirror are reporting that Real Madrid are ready to sell star defender Pepe to Manchester City – to help raise funds to buy Gareth Bale.

If Pepe is to move to the Etihad then this would likely push Joleon Lescott closer to the exit door, as he is already behind Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasić in the pecking order. The same article in the Mirror states Carlos Tevez could be moving in the opposite direction, in a swap deal with winger Angel Di Maria.
Fri, May 31, 2013 04:48:00 AM