On Deadline Day, the 33-year-old was confirmed as an Aston Villa signing, having left West Brom.
But Lescott hasn't forgotten about the Baggies and, despite admitting he was 'buzzing' to join Villa, has sent a special message to the staff, players and fans at West Brom on social media.
Would just like to thank the staff, Players and fans @WBAFCofficial who have helped and supported me over the last 12 months.— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) September 1, 2015
West Brom fans will no doubt be saddened - and enraged - to see one their senior players join a bitter rival. But this message should (or is it not enough?) soften the blow.
The Baggies have lost a solid defender in Lescott but recently signed Jonny Evans as a replacement.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood will be delighted to have signed the 33-year-old from the Hawthorns outfit, however.
Villa have signed a number of players this summer but most of them strengthened Sherwood's side in the final third. Lescott could make a huge difference at the back, especially with Ciaran Clark getting criticism for his form recently.