Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lescott signs

Manchester City took their summer spending to a staggering £120m tonight when they resolved a late hitch over Joleon Lescott's protracted move from Everton to add the England international to their ranks for an initial £22m.

The 27-year-old has signed a five-year contract worth £90,000-a-week with City, having passed a medical on Monday afternoon only for the deal to be put on hold for 24 hours due to a dispute over payments owed to the defender's representatives. A further round of talks broke the impasse this evening and Lescott could make his debut for Mark Hughes' team against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday.

Lescott's fee will eventually rise to £24m providing additional targets are met during his stay in Manchester.

Mark Hughes commented on the signing:

"I am absolutely delighted to welcome Joleon to Manchester City. He is an England international who has proved his Premier League ability during his time at Everton," said the Blues boss.

"In bringing Joleon to the Club I feel we have recruited a defender of the very highest quality. He can play in a number of defensive positions, and I’m positive he will make a significant impact for us."

Lescott will be officially unveiled tomorrow morning, and I'll post something more in depth at some stage following that.

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Anonymous said...

He's a good player but i can't understand why we've not got anyone better.

Danny Pugsley said...

Is he not the best available out there? Who else would have been a realistic option?

newsoftheblues said...

agree Danny, a left sided centre half, premier league expereince ( which is Hughes transfer policy) At the top of his game, can score a few aswell.
He's a big lad aswell, i m very hapy with this deal!

Anonymous said...

Average player to be honest who was made to look better by Jagielka. Best position left back but sulks when played there. Moyes has played a blinder conning Hughes into paying up to 24m or him. Good luck to City, they are only doing what everyone else would do, ourselves included - most criticism is fueled by jeolousy - I wish we had the money ! however Lescott will be sold on by City within 18 months at a huge loss - I guarantee it...

jackblue said...

Manchester City have agreed a £6m deal for another striker - 18-year-old Serbia international Danijel Aleksic.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1209048/Manchester-City-nab-6m-Serbian-wonderkid-Danijel-Aleksic-noses-Bayern-Munich-Ajax.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0PF5SFuQ9

Wow not messing about are we?

Anonymous said...

pity, you bought the wrong one. The klingon is only worth 10-12mil, now Jags, he's a totally different class, a class above. Nevermind, he might do well for you but he switches off, at critical moments, watch out for that. COYB