The former Manchester City man was left without a club at the end of last year when Greek side AEK Athens terminated his contract due to complications between the two.
With Sunderland’s defensive flaws being a consistent feature of their games all season, it made sense for the Black Cats to snap up the defender with bags of Premier League experience on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
As regularly starting John O’Shea is now a doubt with a hamstring injury, it is the perfect chance for Lescott to step straight into the starting eleven, and cover the central rock position which O’Shea will miss out on.
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