Joleon Lescott has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two year deal. The move follows news in the past month that City were not going to renew the contract of Lescott's - ensuring his contract would expire and he would be available for a free transfer.
Lescott 31, had signed for City in 2009 for a large fee of £24 million from Everton. He made 160 appearances for the Manchester club, winning an FA Cup, Capital One Cup and the Premier League on two occasions.
However, unlike the 2012 title winning season where Lescott was heavily featured (32 appearances), this season he only played on 10 occasions (10 being the bare minimum needed to qualify for a medal. Furthermore, despite having the reputation of being a goal scoring defender, this season marked the first season in his career where Lescott has failed to score.
Marked with his age (Lescott will be 32 when the Premier League kicks off), the progression of City center back Nastasic, and with many other defenders linked with a move to City, Lescott's move will seen as a positive for all three parties. Nonetheless, City will have fond memories of Lescott.