That’s according to the Birmingham Mail who, citing a tweet from Villa owner Tony Xia, are reporting that the English defender will still receive some payment from the Championship club even if he moves to Scotland.
No. Sorry for that. We have agreed to cover part of his wage of the one year contract left. https://t.co/m23W7iGpgb
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 18, 2016
Lescott was pictured with Rangers boss Mark Warburton earlier this week, which sparked rumours of a switch after being let go by Villa. Manager Roberto Di Matteo seemingly has no interest in keeping him at Villa Park.
And because of this, the club will still be paying part of Lescott’s final contract, despite him getting a separate salary from Rangers, should the former England international move to the Scottish Premiership.
The 34-year-old featured 30 times for Villa in the Premier League last season, as they finished comfortably bottom after a nightmare campaign.
He also upset many fans when he Tweeted a picture of a new car just hours after defeat, although he claimed it was an accidental Tweet from inside of his pocket.