Manchester City's Lescott: A loan deal was never on the cards

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott says that he always wanted to stay at Manchester City

Lescott had been linked with a move to West Ham United for the majority of the transfer window. It was thought that a move away from Manchester City would be needed to help him gain a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup.

However Joleon Lescott has taken to Twitter to confirm he will be staying at Manchester City for the rest of the season. 


Joleon clearly still wants to play a part in what could be a historic season for Manchester City as they try and progress on all four fronts.

The 31-year-old has only played seven games in the Premier League for the club this season and despite Matija Nastasić being injured he still finds himself behind Martin Demichelis in the pecking order. He will find it hard to break in to the England squad without featuring regularly. 


Lescott clearly felt a move elsewhere would not be as exciting as the current situation at City, and he didn't want to swap that for anything. He has a chance to become part of history at the club, and a move to a relegation threatened side doesn't sound as attractive.

Teammate Edin Dzeko tweeted his happiness at Lescott confirming he was staying.

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