The England international has stated that he wants to stay and fight for a new deal with the title challengers.
With one day to go before the new Premier League season kicks off, Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott has revealed that he’s desperate for a new contract with the club.
“I’m in the last year of my contract now so I’ve got to get my head down and try and earn a new one here and remain here” Lescott told talkSPORT
Lescott was a crucial component of the Manchester City side that won the title in the 2011-12 season, but last year found himself displaced by young talent Matija Nastasic. However, Nastasic will miss City’s opening match against Newcastle, allowing Lescott a foot in the door.
“No one likes to see colleagues and fellow professionals get injured but if it means me starting then great,” Lescott revealed to talkSPORT. “If [Manuel Pellegrini] does call upon me then I’d like to say I’d give 100 per cent and do his decision justice.”
Not only is there just 12 months remaining on Lescott’s contract, but the World Cup in Brazil is less than a year away – and Lescott is desperate to attend. He missed England’s last friendly against Scotland but feels a return to the squad is attainable:
“I was disappointed not to be involved in the Scotland game but I’m confident that if I’m paying for Manchester City and we’re pushing for honours at the top of the Premier League then it will take care of itself.
“The national team is full of the best players and if you’re playing in a top team in your country you shouldn’t be too far away.
“My ambitions don’t change but now I’m full focused on being selected for Man City and then hopefully I can get back into the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers.”