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.
A loan move was never on the cards for me it had nothing to do with wages just simply a chance to win 4 trophy's with #City this season— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) January 31, 2014
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.
I've played enough PL games already to get a medal if we win the league and every minute of the league/FA cup runs should we win them.— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) January 31, 2014
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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