By Amir Mir
Rangers are in talks over a deal to sign Joleon Lescott from Aston Villa – and supporters of the Scottish giants are split on whether they should sign the highly-criticised centre-back.
The Scottish Sun claim the Glasgow giants are working on a transfer that would take the former England international to Ibrox.
Lescott signed for Villa from Midland rivals West Brom last summer for a fee of £1.5million, but endured a nightmare debut season with the club and has played no part in Roberto Di Matteo’s opening three matches of the new campaign.
However, one Rangers supporter felt that signing the 33-year-old would lead to their relegation, but others were of the opinion that they would take him in a “heartbeat”.
Lescott’s former teammate at Villa, Philippe Senderos is currently training with the Premiership club, with one fan stating that he would take the former Arsenal man ahead of Lescott because of his attitude.
However, other supporters pointed out that despite Lescott’s wretched performances on the field last season, the standard of Scottish football will suit the former Premier League winner.
Here are Rangers fans reacting to the Lescott news on Twitter:
— James Gracie (@jayfurjay) August 16, 2016
I would have Joleon Lescott here in a heartbeat. Miles ahead of anyone else we have at CB imo.
— Gav (@afgavinstan) August 16, 2016
Joleon Lescott? No sure how I feel about it. Would improve us physically but his attitude last season with Villa/their fans was horrific.
— Kirst (@Kirsten93_) August 16, 2016
I'd have Senderos over Lescott anyday
At least you'd know what you're getting with Senderos
Lescotts a poor excuse of a player
— Gareth White (@RFCGW) August 16, 2016
Would 100% take Lescott not the quickets anymore but his experience and aerial ability cant be denied 👊 Garner over the line today hopefully
— Craig Sharp (@Sharpy1872) August 16, 2016
If Lescott rumour is serious then I'd be happy to see him at Ibrox playing for us. Not Pepe or Godín but enough quality to take SPL by storm
— Raúl Sánchez (@raulsdf) August 16, 2016
Our league is of league one standard for the most part. Lescott or senderos would do a job in our league, let's be honest
— Jake (@Jake_RFC) August 16, 2016
Joeleon Lescott would be a decent signing he'd be good in the SPL, his wages would have to drop a fair bit first though #WATP
— Rhys Gale (@rhysmgale) August 16, 2016
Lescott played for Villa’s under-23s on Monday afternoon, as he was substituted in the 66th minute in their opening league match with Wolves, with Di Matteo informing the experienced defender that he can leave the club.
In other Rangers transfer news, Mark Warburton’s side a close to completing a £1.8 million swoop for this Championship attacker.