Tony Xia apologises on Twitter as he confirms Aston Villa will receive no money for Joleon Lescott transfer

Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott goes off injured

The former England international is set to join Rangers this month.

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

Aston Villa look set to finally part company with unpopular defender Joleon Lescott in the coming days, with the former England international set to join Rangers.

The BBC reported today that Lescott is due to have a medical in Glasgow today ahead of signing a two-year deal with Mark Warburton’s side.

Aston Villa fans hold up a banner directed at Joleon LescottAston Villa fans hold up a banner directed at Joleon Lescott

The truth of the matter is that most Villa fans would have driven Lescott to Ibrox.

He failed to strike up a positive relationship with the fans at Villa Park and the move to Rangers looks set to be completed soon.

But will Villa get a fee for the player? Not according to the club’s owner Tony Xia.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo and New owner Dr Tony Xia pose after the press conferenceNew manager Roberto Di Matteo and New owner Dr Tony Xia pose after the press conference

He took to Twitter earlier to respond to a fan regarding the move. He apologised, as he revealed Lescott would still be paid compensation for the final year of his deal before the release – and that Villa would receive no money from the Scottish side:

Lescott joined Villa, the club he supported as a boy, from local rivals West Brom last summer.

But he failed to impress as the club finished bottom of the Premier League last season.

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