Joleon Lescott ACCIDENTALLY signs for Spanish fourth-tier club Racing Murcia after Manchester City title winner agreed to play an exhibition game but was then told they want to play him against a LaLiga team in the cup – three YEARS after he retired!
- Joleon Lescott left Sunderland in June 2017 and has not played anywhere since
- Now a loan manager at Man City, Lescott thought he had signed for an exhibition
- But Racing Murcia’s announcement hints he will play in the Copa del Rey instead
- Fourth-tier minnows Racing Murcia play LaLiga side Levante on December 16
Joleon Lescott walked into a bizarre situation on Friday when Spanish fourth-tier side Racing Murcia announced his signing – despite the central defender having retired in 2017.
Lescott, the former England international who is a loans manager at Manchester City, is understood to have agreed to turn out in an exhibition match next month, only to find out Racing plan on him starring in the Copa del Rey.
The minnows host LaLiga strugglers Levante in an attractive first-round clash on December 16 and claimed on Friday that they want the 38-year-old to feature.
Ex-Everton defender Joleon Lescott, 38, has signed for fourth-tier Spanish side Racing Murcia
‘Our president Morris Pagniello and Racing Murcia are happy to announce the signing of English star Joleon Lescott,’ Racing said.
‘This first and historic signing allows the Racing Murcia project to be known internationally and to give relevance to a squad practically made up of players from the city of Murcia and the towns of the region.’
Pagniello was banned from football for eight months in 2015 for alleged involvement in match-fixing while at Monza in Italy.
The club president also claimed earlier this month that there was a ’50-50′ chance of landing Samuel Eto’o, while he also claims to be representing former City striker Mario Balotelli.
Lescott thought he had signed up for an exhibition match but the club want him to play in the Copa del Rey against Levante next month
Lescott was part of the Manchester City side that won the Premier League back in 2011-12
Whether Lescott, who has an acquaintance at Racing, now presses ahead and makes himself available for the cup match remains to be seen.
Lescott last appeared three-and-a-half years ago as Sunderland lost 5-1 against Chelsea.
Racing – a club without a Wikipedia page – currently lie seventh out of 11 teams in Group 13 Group 3 on the fourth step of Spanish football’s pyramid following a 4-0 victory over Lorca in their first win of the season.
Racing play local rivals Ciudad de Murcia on December 13 and will then host Levante in the Copa del Rey first round at Nueva Condomina on December 16.