Time for the Toffees to move on from the Lescott nightmare!
Now that the Joleon Lescott saga has come to its inevitable end and the club can now try to move onwards and upwards whilst simultanesouly hope that the disloyal defender pulls a groin strain in his first match in a Man City shirt (not made of gold apparently) it’s time for David Moyes to look at alternatives that he can throw the Lescott cash at.
Brede Hangeland (Fulham)
Good solid, if not spectacular, centre back. Had a great season at Fulham last season but may well be priced at the high end and may deem a stay in London more up his street. Roy Hodgson doesn’t want to lose him and is appearently looking for a fee in the region of £12-14m for the giant Norwegian, which is a hefty price to pay.
Philippe Senderos (Arsenal)
Much maligned figure who may not be fantastic but nowhere near as bad as many make him out to be. After all Italian giants AC Milan loaned him last season with a view to the Big Swiss international forming part of a replacement back four for the clubs aging defence. Apparently a deal was almost struck a couple of weeks ago but then fell through at the last minute. Significantly cheaper than Hangeland, Arsenal could let the 24 year old go for as little as £5m, which in this day and age would represent a bargain!
Steven Taylor (Newcastle United)
Very talented hard working and determined customer, Steven Taylor would be loathed to leave St James’ Park but may have no choice in the matter as Mike Ashley continues to sell the club from underneath them. Still only 23 but with a solid level of experience and an England regular of the future in my view. Apparently a player that David Moyes admires and again could be snapped up for a less than a third of the Lescott cash.