Ian Wright believes Joleon Lescott will leave Aston Villa

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Aston Villa are reportedly looking to move Joleon Lescott on in the summer.

Ian Wright has told The Sun Goals podcast that he believes Aston Villa will be able to sell Joleon Lescott this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Lescott will be one of a number of players that Villa will look to move on at the end of this season.

The experienced defender has annoyed supporters of the Midlands club with his comments to the press this term, and he was subjected to abuse from Villa fans during their latest game against Southampton.

Wright still thinks that other teams will be keen on signing Lescott, but the former Arsenal striker believes this season will haunt the 33-year-old.

“I saw the fans were singing [towards Lescott]. That’ll haunt him for many years,” Wright said.

“He was trying in his own way to put another slant on it. But for another club who are going to take him - and he will get taken by another club - what are they going to be thinking about him?”

Lescott was only brought to Villa last summer, but he has had a disastrous first campaign at the club.

The former England international has looked well off the pace, despite being given regular action.

And Wright says that he cannot believe how badly things have worked out for Lescott at Villa Park.

“I actually thought that he would [be a good signing],” Wright added. “He was an England player not long ago. It’s the fall - from being great at Everton, and he did well at City. Somewhere a long the line, maybe he’s parked that car and got himself in that comfort zone.”

Villa have won just three Premier League matches all season, leaving them with a total of just 16 points with only three games remaining.

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