Lescott Close to Aston Villa Move

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Updated: August 24, 2015

Aston Villa’s defence looks all set to be bolstered by the addition of West Brom and former Manchester City central defender Joleon Lescott as a permanent deal is all set to be completed within the week, according to the Daily Star.

Lescott, who grew up supporting Aston Villa, is no longer in manager Tony Pulis’ plans for the new season and Manchester United’s Johnny Evans is rumoured to be the West Brom manager’s primary target.

According to the report, the move for Lescott, who is 33-years-old, would cost Aston Villa £2.5 million and a deal could be completed in the coming days since Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is desperate to add some experience to his central defensive options. Tony Pulis wants to offload the defender in favour of Evans and Sherwood is keen to bring the defender to Villa Park; which makes it a very sensible piece of business for all concerned.

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