Can Lescott still make the England World Cup squad?

The Manchester City defender has been on the fringes of things at the Etihad Stadium this term, and as such faces a battle to make Roy Hodgson’s contingent heading to Brazil.

With the January transfer window open and the World Cup six months away, plenty of Premier League players will be eyeing a move to ensure they take part for their respective nations in Brazil.

For England, one player that is in desperate need of a transfer to reignite his chances of featuring for the Three Lions is Joleon Lescott.

The Manchester City centre-back has only started seven games in the Premier League this season, and as such as things stand looks set to miss out on the tournament in South America.

However, if the ex-Everton man makes either a loan or permanent move away from the Etihad Stadium over the next month, he could still make Roy Hodgson’s squad.

It is believed that a number of Premier League sides are eyeing up a loan move for Lescott, which could well give him the regular first-team football that he craves.

Also, the lack of convincing options at centre-half for Hodgson to select should mean that Lescott’s chances should not be written off just yet.

Phil Jagielka and Gary Cahill go into the tournament as England’s first choices as things stand, but there is certainly room for someone of Lescott’s experience to make the squad yet.

Other options at centre-half include Phil Jones and Chris Smalling; neither of which play regularly in this position for their club.

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