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West Ham Agree Deal to Sign Man City Defender Joleon Lescott

Upton Park side to bring in Etihad Stadium stalwart.

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West Ham have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Man City defender Joleon Lescott according to the Sunday Telegraph.

Sam Allardyce is looking to strengthen his defence and the Hammers have seemingly agreed to deal to bring in England international Lescott ahead of his contract at the Etihad Stadium side coming to an end in the summer, with the East London side willing to foot the centre-back’s £90k a week wages.

Lescott will pen a three and a half year deal with West Ham and Allardyce will hope the presence of the hugely experienced defender will resolve his side’s penchant for conceding goals at an alarming rate.

West Ham shipped in five away at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, admittedly down chiefly to Allardyce fielding a very youthful line-up, then six at Man City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final clash.

Allardyce’s men did manage to pick up their first clean sheet in seven Premier League matches on the weekend as they collected a much needed win away at Cardiff City to drag themselves out of the bottom three.

Lescott cost Man City £22m back in 2009 and has at times been a first team regular but is certainly now not a first team regular under boss Manuel Pellegrini.

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