West Bromwich Albion has completed the signing of Joleon Lescott from Manchester City on a free transfer.
The England defender’s contract at the Premier League champions ended this summer, following a five-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.
He becomes ‘Baggies’ new manager Alan Irvine’s first signing and joins on a two-year deal.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to agree a deal with Joleaon,” said Irvine, who was named new manager at the Horthons on June last Saturday.
Irvine,55, ex-Everton academy manager worked with Lescott at the Goodison Park club.
The 31-year-old centre-back featured in only 10 games last season, as City clinched its second league title in three years.
West Brom beats off competition from Hull City and Stoke City to land the defender. The deal has an option of a further year, West Brom added in a statement.
Lescott has 26 England caps. He featured for Wolves from 2000 to 2006, before joining Everton. He signed for Man City in deal wort 22 million pound in 2009.
He won two Premier League winner’s medal with City in 107 appearances.