Lescott and Ilori join Aston Villa….

Joleon Lescott

Aston Villa have signed West Brom defender Joleon Lescott for a fee of up to £2m and Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on a season-long loan. Villa have paid £1m for the loan of Ilori, 22, with the option to sign him at the end of the season for between £6m and £9m depending on clauses. Lescott, 33, who has 26 England caps, has signed a two-year contract. Villa have also signed Anderlecht keeper Matija Sarkic, 18, on a three-year deal. Boyhood Villa fan Lescott has also played for Wolves, Everton and Manchester City. “Joleon is a player who has great Premier League experience and he’ll be a huge help to the younger members of our squad,” Villa boss Tim Sherwood said.

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