Manchester City Defender Reveals Eastlands Exit Plans

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Englishman will be out of contract come July 1.

Out-of-favour Manchester City centre-back Joleon Lescott has confirmed that he will definitely be leaving Eastlands at the end of the season, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News.

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The some-time England international has largely found himself warming the substitutes’ bench so far in what has been a hugely frustrating campaign for the 31-year-old.

And despite Lescott featuring at the heart of the City back four in their 1-0 win over rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round at Eastlands on Saturday evening, after the match the central defender confirmed that this will definitely be his final season in the north west.

“It’s been great playing alongside him over the past five years, and it’s a shame it is going to come to an end this season,“ Lescott told the club’s official website.

“It’s always nice to play. They are not coming as frequently as I would like, and I like to think I can do a job.”

The defender, who has been at City now since joining the club from Everton five years ago, has a contract with the Blues that only runs until June 30 2014 and so Lescott will be available on a free transfer this summer.