QPR joins the race for Man City’s Joleon Lescott
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott could be on his way out of the club in the January transfer window as QPR boss Harry Redknapp is ready to meet his £90,000 per week wage demands.
Jolean Lescott was an integral part of manager Roberto Mancini’s plan last season as City went on to lift the Barclays Premier League title for the first time in 44 years.
However, this season his league appearances have been restricted to just three and has dropped down the pecking orders at the club behind Matija Nastasic and Kolo Touré.
The 30-year-old has been told by the club that he can leave the Etihad Stadium in the winter transfer window. However, City are not willing to let him go just for free rather are trying to recoup some portion of the £24 million they paid to Everton in 2009.
Aston Villa and Everton have registered their interest in signing the central defender but whether they can agree to the player’s wage demands, are yet to be seen. On the other hand, QPR are willing to match his wage demands only if the league champions allow him to leave for free.
As per reports from the Daily Mail, the player would welcome a chance to return to his former club Everton. The England international left bad taste in the mouth of Goodison Park faithful when he departed for City, handing in a transfer request to push through the move.
David Moyes, the Everton manager can still give Jolean Lescott a second chance and if he is brought in at the Merseyside club in the winter transfer window provided Lescott takes a drop in his wages, QPR would swiftly turn their attention to 35-year-old Sylvain Distin who has only six months left in his contract at Everton.