Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Joleon Lescott transfer talk

Southampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

Leeds United have been linked with a shock move for Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott.

Southampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon LescottSouthampton's Shane Long in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

The Telegraph has reported that Leeds United are considering a shock move for Aston Villa centre-back Joleon Lescott.

Lescott is an unpopular figure at Villa after a catalogue of off field errors and poor performance on the pitch last season.

There has been minimal interest in him this summer, and the report claims Villa are open to letting him leave on a free transfer.

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott goes off injuredAston Villa's Joleon Lescott goes off injured

Lescott is 33, and a former Premier League winner with Manchester City, and needs a fresh start after his woeful year at Villa.

Whether Leeds are the right club for him, with their own litany of off field problems over the past few seasons, is another matter, and he would have to fight for his place in the team.

Liam Cooper, Sol Bamba and Kyle Bartley are the club's three centre-backs and can all stake a claim for a starting spot, and after his miserable season Lescott will have to prove he is worthy of a starting spot, rather than simply relying on his past reputations.

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott looks dejectedAston Villa's Joleon Lescott looks dejected

Leeds are in need of an additional defender to provide cover, but it remains to be seen as to whether Lescott is happy sitting on the bench, or is simply keen to escape Villa Park.

Here is a look at how Leeds fans reacted on Twitter...

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