Joleon Lescott finally opens up about his odd AEK Athens exit

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

The former Aston Villa flop is said to be wanted at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Joleon Lescott recently left Greek side AEK Athens on a free transfer after just three months at the club – much to the delight of Aston Villa fans.

The centre-back left Villa on a free transfer in the summer after the club’s relegation from the Premier League. He performed poorly throughout his spell at Villa Park and was a very unpopular figure among the Villa fans.

This was due to largely to his actions off the pitch. He tweeted a picture of an expensive car after they were thrashed by Liverpool and then described the club’s eventual relegation as a weight off his shoulders.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere in action with Aston Villa's Joleon LescottArsenal's Jack Wilshere in action with Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott

He headed to Greece in the summer but after picking up a knee injury he left.

Appearing on Soccer AM this morning he was asked about his exit from the club, suggesting the departure of manager and former Wolves team-mate Temuri Ketsbaia as a contributing factor to his departure. He also made it clear he was now fit and ready to join a new team in January:

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

“I got injured and the circumstances changed to be honest. So, it was time to cut the contract a bit short.

“I’m fine, back training now and trying to get fit and ready for January.

“Temuri was an ex-team-mate of mine at Wolves. I got injured, got back to the training ground and he was gone which was kind of a strange feeling for me.

“I can officially sign for someone in January. I am just trying to stay fit and be ready for when that time comes. I can’t say (if a team has made contact).”


One team reportedly interested in his signature is former club Wolves. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ new boss Paul Lambert is considering an 'emotional return' for Lescott, claimed a recent report from the Sunday People.

It will certainly be interesting to see where Lescott turns up.

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