Jolean Lescott is finally on his way to City. Enough has been written about the player himself. Let’s break down who wins and who loses now that the deal is done.
- MARK HUGHES
By signing another solid player from within the Premier League, Hughes has an immediately available option to upgrade the squad as early as this weekend. Additionally, Lescott is likely to be highly motivated.
- ENGLISH CENTRE BACKS
With City willing to pay such an exorbitant fee for a player, who is not an England regular (£24 m is the reported transfer fee), Centre backs across the country are likely to feel they can be the next John Terry, Rio Ferdinand or Joleon Lescott. Look for agents everywhere pump up the value of central defenders.
- DAVID MOYES
While Everton is down its most important defensive player, Moyes has proven again how shrewd he is as a manager. It is no mystery why Everton cintue to finish ahead of richer club each and every Premiership season.
- RICHARD DUNNE
The Longtime City skipper’s run in the first team appears to have ended. As a sentimental backer of the club, I hope Dunne is given the opportunity to stay at Eastlands and provide cover for the new signing.
- EVERTON FC
While David Moyes was a winner, his employer was a loser. Sitting on £24 million so late in the transfer window doesn’t do the club much good. By the time the January window roles around the Toffees could be in dire straights as far as chasing a berth in Europe for next season.
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