Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott surprised to see he had signed for Racing Murcia despite being retired

Lescott returns

Former Manchester City and England defender Joleon Lescott has revealed that he was surprised to see that he had signed for Racing Murcia.

The Spanish side face Primera Division club Levante in the Copa Del Rey and announced on their Twitter that Lescott had signed to play against the top-flight club.

“There’s been an offer for me to go and take part in a game in Spain, which I’m exploring,” said Lescott speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live.

“By next week I should know whether it’s genuine. I didn’t know I’d signed – I’d had a conversation. It appears I’m coming out of retirement but I’d be participating in one game – that would be it.”

Lescott’s career began at the Wolves academy before signing for Everton where Manchester City would pick him up in 2009 at the start of their mega-spending era. Lescott moved on from City to play for West Brom, Aston Villa, AEK Athens and finally Sunderland.  Retiring in 2017, Lescott has appeared a pundit on a number of television and radio networks.

A two-time Premier League winner with City in addition to an FA and League Cup.

Murcia jump the gun

Murcia’s announcement on their club website, seemed to tease fans that other big stars would be arriving at the Spanish club.

“Our president Morris Pagniello and Racing Murcia are happy to announce the signing of English star Joleon Lescott, who will play in our Copa del Rey fixture against Levante.”

“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.”

“In the coming days, the club will announce other star players and professionals who will help the team achieve its goals, both in the league and in the Copa del Rey.”

Playing in the fourth tier of the Spanish football league pyramid, Racing Murcia are 5th in the league on 7 points after four matches. However, have two games in hand on first place Mar Menor and three on second placed Pinatar Arena. Winning all three could potentially see the side reach the top spot.

Another notable player within the squad includes Mathias Pogba, brother of Paul Pogba at Manchester United. The footballing world awaits to see which other former and current footballing stars will be announced at the club.

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