Manchester City ace confirms summer exit

Joleon Lescott has confirmed that he will be leaving Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The once England international has been a peripheral figure at the Etihad Stadium over the course of the last year, with Roberto Mancini having phased him out of his starting XI last season.

Lescott has been a consistent performer when called upon, and played a key role in City’s Premier League triumph in 2011/12.

The 31-year-old was linked with a January move away from the club, but was kept as cover for what could be a big few months in the Sky Blues’ season as they fight for a possible quadruple.

Lescott featured in his side’s FA Cup win on Saturday – playing alongside Vincent Kompany as he did during the title-winning campaign – and confirmed in the aftermath of the clash that this season will be his last at City:

“It is always nice to play, they are not coming as frequently as I would like but when I called upon I like to think I can do a job,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“Vinny is a massive player, a massive part of the club. He has got a massive future ahead of him at the club.

“It has been great playing alongside him for the past five years and it is a shame it is going to come to an end this season.”

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