Manchester City Star With 88% Pass Success Wants To Leave, But Should Pellegrini Keep Hold?

Despite having hundreds of appearances to his name, experience on the biggest stage of them all and having been a huge part in Manchester City’s title win a couple of seasons ago, Joleon Lescott has had to be patient this season. The England international has made just eight league appearances this term and according to the Metro he will be leaving the club at the end of the season. For me it’s a mistake, and I know that I am in the minority but here are my reasons.

The first is the experience he holds. As touched upon, Lescott is a Premier League winner, has been involved in the national side for many years and has a solid history in the topflight.

With Vincent Kompany the only other player on his sort of level in that respect is Vincent Kompany – Matija Nastasic and Martin Demichelis are certainly not world beaters – I would say it would be wise to keep hold. 

Lescott is a player who has shown just how strong he can be when brought into the club, even when he hasn’t had a run of games.

He has won 10 of his 19 tackles this season, 65% of his headers and has completed 88% of his passes.

I personally think he should be Kompany’s partner in the middle and I think City are making a big mistake. 

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