Euro duo line up bids for Aston Villa senior man - report
By Tom Blackburn
Olympiakos and AEK Athens are eyeing up a move for Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott, according to a report.
Greek website Sport24 claims that both clubs want to offer the former England defender an opportunity to revive his career.
The 34-year-old defender is expected to leave Villa Park before transfer deadline day, after being demoted to the Villans reserve side and being told he is free to find a new club.
However, a reported reason for him rejecting the move was not wanting to move his family from their Midlands home, so the move to Greece could receive a similar response.
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Lescott is in the final year of a Villa contract that the Sun claim is worth £50,000-a-week, which was halved when the team were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.
The two-time Premier League winner was part of a disappointing campaign for the Villans last season, as his side picked up just 17 points. Lescott was at the heart of the club’s defence playing in 33 encounters in all competitions.
It would appear that the 26-time capped England defender’s days are numbered at Villa Park, after the additions of Tommy Elphick and James Chester this summer.
MLS giants LA Galaxy had also been credited with an interest, before manager Bruce Arena dismissed reports that suggested the Western Conference side had tabled an offer for the England international.
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