Lescott 'close to Hull move'

Sky Sports News sources understand that Joleon Lescott is close to finalising personal terms with Hull City on a two-year deal, with an option for a third, after his release from Manchester City.

Last Updated: 19/06/14 at 14:44 Post Comment

Joleon Lescott: Set for Hull City move

Joleon Lescott: Set for Hull City move

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Hull manager Steve Bruce is keen to bolster his squad for next season as they prepare for their Europa League qualification campaign.

The 31-year-old, who hopes to have a medical later this week, was not offered a new contract by City when his deal ran out earlier this summer with the former England defender dropping down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium.

Lescott joined City from Everton for a fee of around £22m in August 2009 - and made 92 Premier League appearances, scoring seven goals.

Several Premier League sides, including Aston Villa and West Ham, had expressed an interest in him, with German side Schalke and Al Ain in the UAE also reportedly keen on his services.

He made the first of 26 England appearances as a substitute for Shaun Wright-Phillips in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia at Wembley in October 2007. Four days later he started on the left side of England’s defence in the next qualifier in Russia. 

Lescott played three times for his country in the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine and won his final England cap against Montenegro in March 2013.

Watch Sky Sports News from 9am this Wednesday for the announcement of next season's Premier League, Football League and SPFL fixtures.

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Premier League: Newcastle draw with Hull City as Papiss Cisse scores two

Substitute Papiss Cisse saved the day for Newcastle and under-fire manager Alan Pardew in their 2-2 draw with Hull City.

Premier League: Victor Wanyama earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea

Victor Wanyama broke the resistance of 10-man Swansea as Southampton left the Liberty Stadium with a 1-0 win.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property