Englishman turns 32 next year and looks like being in his final campaign at Eastlands.
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott says that he would love to sign a contract extension with the club when his present deal expires next year, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The England international has a contract at Eastlands that now only runs until June 30 2014 and as yet, the mega-rich Premier League club have still to approach him or his representatives about entering into discussions to extend that deal beyond next summer.
However, the 31-year-old says that he understands the realities of the situation that he finds himself in at the moment and with him turning 32 next August, the chances of City offering a player of his age a new long-term contract are slim.
Either way, though, the centre-back claims that he will be happy to depart the north-west happy in the knowledge that he has won both the FA Cup and the Premier League title during his three seasons at the club.
“I want to stay and be part of the future,” said Lescott. “But I understand there’s the business side of it and if it’s not to be, I will walk away from the club with my head held high and no regrets.
“Nothing would please me more than to sign an extension. If that negotiation ever happens, I will be there with my pen ready to sign.”
Lescott joined City from Everton in August 2009 on a five-year deal for a fee of £22m and in the intervening four-year period, the central defender has scored eight goals in total in his 133 appearances for City in all competitions.