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Hodgson set to Pounce as England Star Looks to Quit City

England international defender Joleon Lescott has spoken out of his unhappiness at Manchester City. He has started just five league games this season which ultimately, is threatening his England career.

The former Everton player was a regular under former boss Mark Hughes and he was seen by many as the perfect partner to captain Kolo Toure. This season however, Vincent Kompany has established himself as a member of the first eleven ahead of the 28-year-old.

‘Of course. I’m not happy with the situation,’ said Lescott on the situation.

‘I don’t enjoy sitting on the bench, and sometimes not even making the bench.’

The news may be music to the ears of Roy Hodgson who may see Lescott as a solution to his defensive woes. Injuries to Agger and Carragher have left Liverpool bare in defence and will be looking to boulster in January.

Lescott amazingly is a £22 million signing (slightly steep), one of the first in the Sheikhs era follwoing a strong season the year before with Everton.  He was voted the clubs’ player of the year in 2008 and also weighed in with 10 goals in all competitions.

With the money Manchester City have at their disposal it’s only a matter of time before they sign yet another world class centre-back to displace him further so maybe a short-term loan move or maybe a permanent transfer would suit him.

He can play at left-back as well which other interested clubs will benefit from. With other teams ready to pounce the question is will Lescott fight for his place, or will he opt for a move out of Eastlands in January?


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