Villa fans emphasise why Lescott will become a top signing on Twitter

The former West Brom defender joined Aston Villa on Deadline Day.

Aston Villa fans have reacted on Twitter to the signing of West Brom centre-back Joleon Lescott with delight - and many feel he could well become a top signing at Villa Park.

Indeed, supporters are most impressed by the fact the 33-year-old is a Villa fan. They've also emphasised the fact he has previously worked with Micah Richards and could therefore form a solid partnership with his former Manchester City colleague.

West Brom fans may rue the departure of the experienced centre-back, especially to such a bitter rival. But they have signed a replacement in Jonny Evans.

For the Aston Villa faithful, though, there is genuine optimism about the recruitment of Lescott. Whether he will be an upgrade on Ciaran Clark is a matter up for debate - although the majority view is that he will be.

After sealing his move to Villa Park, the 33-year-old sent a warm message to West Brom fans on Twitter. And here's how Aston Villa fans reacted to the signing of the Baggies centre-back on social media. The general Lescott feedback is very positive...

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