FORMER England worldwide Joleon Lescott has ACCIDENTALLY come out of retirement to affix a Spanish THIRD DIVISION membership.
Bold Tercera Division outfit Racing Murcia introduced the signing of the 38-year-old on Friday.
Racing Murcia have introduced the signing of Joleon Lescott
Lescott is a two-time Premier League winnerCredit score: Instances Newspapers Ltd
They confirmed Lescott will make his debut for them of their Copa del Rey conflict with Primera Liga aspect Levante on December 16.
Nonetheless, now a weird state of affairs has unfolded because the two-time Premier League winner believed he was solely agreeing to play in an exhibition match.
And he was as shocked as anybody when information of his signing broke earlier right now.
Lescott, who takes care of gamers loaned out by previous membership Manchester Metropolis, has not performed competitively since lining-up for Sunderland in a 5-1 defeat to Chelsea three-and-a-half years in the past.
It stays to be seen whether or not he makes himself obtainable for Racing subsequent month or if the Spanish minnows must make an embarrassing U-Flip.
Racing, whose Estadio de fútbol Municipal de Dolores de Pacheco floor holds 3,500 followers, are seventh in Group B of Group 13 on the fourth step of Spain’s soccer pyramid.
He has additionally performed for Wolves, Everton, West Brom, Aston Villa and Sunderland earlier than retiring.
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Lescott has been working for Metropolis and as a TV pundit since leaving the Black Cats.
Murcia, backed by UAE and Mexican traders, failed in a daring bid to carry ex-Chelsea, Everton and Barcelona star Samuel Eto’o out of retirement final week.
However they had been ecstatic at securing the companies of the Birmingham-born veteran, who received 26 caps for the Three Lions.
A Murcia assertion stated: “Our president Morris Pagniello, and Racing Murcia, are delighted to announce the signing of the English star Joleon Lescott.
“He’ll play in our Copa del Rey recreation towards UD Levante.”
Murcia signed Paul Pogba’s older brother, Guinea international Mathias, in August.
The defender, 30, beforehand performed for Wrexham, Crewe, Crawley City and Patrick Thistle.