Could Joleon Lescott make his return to Everton from Manchester City in the summer?
On Vital Everton we rattled through the majority of the transfer rumours linking Everton with a variety of players from all over Europe on Monday.
Real Mallorca striker Tomer Hemed, Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim, Groningen centre-back Virgil van Dijk, Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo all got a mention.
But one other rumour that has been floating around for a while now is the possibility of Joleon Lescott returning to Goodison Park from Premier League champions.
It’s not the first time that this link has been an appearance in the papers, but the 31-year-old remains out of favour at the Etihad stadium and Mancini could be set to cut his losses and sell for fee of around £4.5million. Just a fraction of the £22.5million City paid up in August 2009.
Now considering that transfer four years ago got so messy, sometimes its difficult to see just how Lescott could make his way back to Everton.
But at the right price, it could be a good move and at 31 who really would write him off? Just look at Distin as a fine example of just how long defenders can maintain the highest level of performance.
“I think he`s got plenty to offer. He`s probably going to carry on playing for England and there`s no doubt he`s one of the top six centre backs in the country. His only problem will be not playing regularly at City. former Evertonian Graham Stuart told the Echo.
He continued: “If he knows Everton are back in for him I`m sure that would really entice him. They say don`t go back, but Everton is a massive football club and the type of club where you can`t help wanting to come back. Howard Kendall did it three times. You know you get looked after.
“Joleon was very popular with the boys here, and still is by all accounts. I`m sure that deep-down the fans would recognise their club got a great deal even though he left. Hopefully if the money was right and he did come back it`d be another great deal to get him.”
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