Manchester City misfit reveals shot at glory made him stay

Joleon Lescott has revealed that the chance to help Manchester City in their hunt for the quadruple was enough to convince him to stay.

The England international was linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium for much of January, but a rumoured switch to West Ham failed to materialise.

The Hammers were understood to have been desperate to land the Premier League-winning centre-back, yet their efforts were unsuccessful – despite claims of a possible swap with Ravel Morrison.

Although Lescott has played a bit-part role at the club over the course of the last season-and-a-half he is believed to be settled in Manchester.

With the next six months left to run on his contract and City firmly in the race to win a possible four trophies this term, the 31-year-old confirmed on his Twitter account that he made the choice to stay and fight for silverware:

“A loan move was never on the cards for me it had nothing to do with wages just simply a chance to win 4 trophy’s with City this season.”

City’s failure to land Eliaquim Mangala from Porto may have also contributed to his stay.

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