The England international, who joined the Citizens last year from Everton, has found himself primarily as a Europa League player after falling down the pecking order at the City of Manchester Stadium.
The player’s future seemingly looks to be elsewhere as playing time has been limited and Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, has made it quite clear that the player is by no means his first port of call when it comes to team selection.
So if Lescott is to leave Manchester City, which club represents his next best option? The People states that Lescott’s former club Everton have expressed an interest in re-signing the £24m man. The Merseyside club would certainly offer the defender the opportunity to regain some security and surely returning to the club where he played his best football would be an attractive proposition?
However, there are reports he would prefer a move to London with the Premiership Champions thought to be leading the chase. With Chelsea’s defence torn apart through injury in recent weeks, Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be looking at options for strengthening at the back, and a move for Lescott could come in the New Year. Chelsea would certainly represent an ideal move, however if the player is looking for regular first team I’m not too sure the move would suit Lescott.
Then there’s Tottenham, with wheeler dealer Harry Redknapp at the helm Spurs are constantly being linked with every available player in the transfer rumour mill. It is thought Redknapp is keen to acquire the England international as defensive cover however, with Liverpool also interested Lescott may see a move back to Merseyside, albeit to his former club’s bitter rivals, a more promising one in terms of first team opportunities.
So there you have it, would do you guys think? Lescott certainly has the quality to play for any club in the Premier League, come January I don’t think I will be too surprised to see where the defender ends up, should he leave Manchester City.
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