Hammers target opts for Baggies


One-time Irons target Joleyon Lescott has sealed a move back to the midlands with West Bromwich Albion.

He has joined as a free signing after being a speculative target for the Hammers throughout the winter.

The 31-year-old was also linked with Spurs and Hull has opted for a move to the deadliest possible rivals of the club where he started his career – Wolves

The Baggies said in a statement that Lescott’s deal has the option of a further year and he becomes the first signing of new head coach Alan Irvine  who worked closely with the player at Everton.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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