A report from the Daily Mirror is today suggesting that Aston Villa could make a move for Joleon Lescott in this January transfer window.
The 30-year-old has moved down the pecking order at Manchester City this campaign and is finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at the English Premier League champions.
He seems to be desperate to play regular football and Paul Lambert might be able to offer him that at Villa Park.
Lescott is an Aston Villa supporter that might love the chance to represent a club that means so much to him, but it is thought that he would have to take a big pay-cut in order to make the move happen.
The ball lies in Man City’s court as well as if they don’t want to sell the England international – they don’t have too.
Roberto Mancini might see him as a valuable member of the squad this campaign.
If he doesn’t though, then Lambert might make Lescott his number one target this month to add some much needed experience and quality to a defence that has conceded 17 goals in just four games.
The Scotsman has a very young squad, so a player in his 30’s could be just what he needs.