City’s Lescott may be drafted in to help out Tottenham’s defence.
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is being linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to take the Englishman on-loan, reports the Daily Mail.
Lescott’s contract runs out in the summer and it’s unlikely the Citizens will offer the 31-year-old a new deal – despite paying £22m to bring in the centre-back from Everton in 2009.
The England international is way down the pecking order for a place in the starting XI since the arrival of Martin Demichelis in the summer and the continued good form of captain Vincent Kompany and youngster Mateja Nastasic.
Lescott has only had limited opportunities under manager Manuel Pellegrini and has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season.
AS Monaco and Besiktas are also keeping tabs on the City man, but it’s thought the former Toffees star is keen to stay in the Premier League and Spurs are likely to be competing with Newcastle United for the veteran’s signature.
Tottenham have generally used skipper Michael Dawson and new signing Vlad Chiriches in central defence this term, due to injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul.
However, Dawson’s lack of pace has been a worry at times and Kaboul is often linked with a move away from White Hart Lane.
Therefore a place for Lescott could well be open and the lure of European football may tempt the defender into moving to north London rather than Newcastle.
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