One rumour doing the rounds in the Football Transfer Tavern this weekend, concerns a potential Everton move for Manchester City centre back Joleon Lescott.
Peter Ferguson of The Guardian, believes David Moyes would be willing to offer Lescott a return to Goodison Park on loan, after the England centre back left for the Etihad in 2009 for a huge £22million.
Lescott, 30, has lost his place in the Manchester City starting line up this term to 19-year-old Serbian Matija Nastasic, and knows he will need regular first team football in order to maintain his England prospects.
Moyes has said: “If Joleon wanted to come back – if I thought we needed him – I’d be delighted to have him back. If he was available then I think he’d be someone I would maybe show an interest in.”
The move would be viewed as somewhat controversial, after Lescott’s acrimonious departure in 2009. He was dropped from the squad, with Moyes citing his ‘bad attitude’ as the reasoning, claiming his head had been turned by City’s offer.
He said: “When Joleon left, Everton were in a different place to where we are now. So I can understand why he wanted to go, there was a big project going on at Manchester City. It was still disappointing for me.”
The question remains as to whether a return to Goodison be a good move for Lescott? And would Everton fans have him back?