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Football: West Brom sign Joleon Lescott on two-year deal

Published on Jun 20, 2014 7:58 PM
 
England defender Joleon Lescott (right) has joined West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer from English Premier League champions Manchester City, it was announced on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - England defender Joleon Lescott has joined West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer from English Premier League champions Manchester City, it was announced on Friday.

The 31-year-old will officially join West Brom when his contract expires at the start of July, having spent five years in Manchester after joining from Everton.

He is the first new arrival at the club since the appointment of manager Alan Irvine as replacement for Spaniard Pepe Mel, and the second overall after Craig Gardner signed from Sunderland.

"He's an England international and a proven Premier League player, who has been at the top level for a number of years," Irvine said in a statement on the club website (www.wba.co.uk). "He's got Premier League and cup medals to his name and has had a fantastic career so far.

 
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