Why Rangers are already indebted to prospective new signing Joleon Lescott

Aston Villa fans hold up a banner directed at Joleon Lescott

The Aston Villa defender could be Ibrox-bound, with Rangers boss Mark Warburton reportedly flying south for talks.

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott looks dejected with Leandro Bacuna

Joleon Lescott could become signing number 10 for Rangers this summer, with Mark Warburton flying south for talks with the Aston Villa defender according to the Daily Record.

While he has not yet kicked a ball in Light Blue, the Ibrox side are already indebted to the former England international.

It's a decade since the 34-year-old earned his first shot at the English Premier League with Everton, having missed the entirety of Wolves' 2003-04 season through injury.

Joleon Lescott - Wolves

A standout performer in the Black Country club's intervening Championship campaigns, Lescott was sought by the Toffees as a youthful alternative to ageing pair Alan Stubbs and David Weir - the Gers' assistant manager.

Everton's Joleon Lescott receives  treatment for a head injury from club Doctor Ian Irving. Manager David Moyes and David Weir look concerned

Though Stubbs survived the Brummie centre-back's arrival, Weir was not so fortunate. And within six months his contract was terminated, paving the way for his move to Rangers.

Though 36 at the time, the former Scotland international went on to feature regularly over the proceeding four-and-a-half seasons at Ibrox, helping the Gers to eight major trophies in total.

Rangers' David Weir holds the trophy aloft

Were Lescott to win half as much silverware as his former teammate did for Rangers, it would be a good move indeed.

 

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