Sunday 23 November 2014

West Brom set to sign former England defender Joleon Lescott

Published 18/06/2014 | 14:22

Joleon Lescott
Joleon Lescott

West Brom are in negotiations with former England defender Joleon Lescott as new Baggies head coach Alan Irvine looks to secure his first signing in the job.

Centre-back Lescott, 31, is out of contract this summer after five years with Manchester City.

He was previously at Everton and worked there with Irvine, who it was confirmed at the weekend was leaving his position on the Toffees' coaching staff to take over as Albion boss.

And at his official West Brom unveiling press conference on Wednesday, Irvine said: "There is an interest in Joleon, without a doubt.

"He is a player I know well - I obviously had a number of years with him at Everton.

"I've had a great working relationship with Joleon in the past. Coincidentally, I saw him towards the end of the season when Manchester City played Everton and I had a chat with him then - of course, I didn't know any of this was happening at that particular time.

"I believe negotiations are going very well at this particular moment. So hopefully we are able to meet Joleon's demands."

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