Jolean Lescott signs for Aston Villa

Jolean Lescott signs for Aston Villa

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Joleon Lescott from West Brom.

The defender has signed a two-year deal at Villa Park after spending just over 12 months with the Baggies.

Lescott passed a medical on Tuesday and the move ends a long transfer chase for Villa, who wanted to sign him before his move to Albion last summer.

Lescott made 39 appearances, scoring once, for West Brom after joining from Manchester City on a free transfer last summer.

But the arrival of Jonny Evans from Manchester United last week meant the Baggies were prepared to let the 33-year-old former England international leave.

He was behind Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson but did start Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League win at Stoke.

Lescott won the Barclays Premier League twice while at Manchester City, while he also helped them win the FA Cup in 2011 and League Cup last year.

Villa also completed the signing of 18-year-old keeper Matija Sarkic from Anderlecht.

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