Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Lescott to return to Everton? Why not?

Lescott to return to Everton? Why not?

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."




Vital Everton is a fast growing Blue's fan site.

With news and views, along with a fun forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

Plus, due to us being on the Vital Football network, we also enjoy banter from other clubs supporters, which makes it a unique experience on Vital Everton!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message boards and voting on the polls.

Vital Everton is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register and enjoy getting involved! (any issues, please email Vital Everton)

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Everton.

You can also follow us on Twitter & Facebook:FacebookTwitter

Join Vital Everton



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Yak
Date:Tuesday March 26 2013
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

0
Wouldn't say no to Lescott, his partnership with Jagielka served us brilliantly a few years ago, and his threat from corners made him even more valuable to us. Although, his age could be a problem, given our finances, we cant really spend significant funds on players over 30 with little resale value, even Moyes admitted himself that he broke his system to get Pienaar back, wonder if he would do the same with Lescott or perhaps look at younger options. Either way, for this to have any chance of happening, we would have to ship Heitinga out in the summer.
Rob-EFC
26/03/2013 10:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Everton Agree Bramley Moore Dock Deal

It's being reported today that Everton have now agreed a deal to buy the land for our proposed new stadium and it will be the Bramley Moore Dock site near the River Mersey.

Baines Reflects On International Break

Leighton Baines has been speaking about how quiet Finch Farm has been so far this week and for him it's an indication of the quality in the group that we have so many international...

Rooney Return Is An Expectation?

It was reported yesterday that the often reported return of Wayne Rooney to Goodison Park from Manchester United was now an 'expectation' for Everton in our summers' business.

Good Injury Update For Schneiderlin

Everton have this afternoon given a semi positive injury update on midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as eyes look past the international break to the derby against Liverpool.

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Hull MotM
Suggested By:
Robles3%
Coleman0%
Williams0%
Jagielka0%
Baines2%
Schneiderlin0%
Barkley51%
Davies12%
Gueye21%
Calvert-Lewin2%
R Lukaku9%
Sub-Barry0%
Sub-Funes Mori0%
Sub-E Valencia0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 12:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 30 2017 2:05PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Vital Football Comment