Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott is hoping to talk to new manager Manuel Pellegrini this week to see if he still has a future with the club, according to the Mirror. 

The England international is prepared to stay at the Etihad Stadium, if new boss Pellegrini can promise that he will get more game time next season.

Last season Lescott made only 21 Premier League appearances, with Serbian defender Matija Nastasic often being preferred by former manager Roberto Mancini. 

Lescott became frustrated last season because of this lack of playing time because he hopes to force his way into Roy Hodgson's England squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

With the likes of Phil Jagielka, Gary Cahill and Chris Smalling performing impressively for their domestic clubs this season, Lescott struggled to find the game time to compete with them.

But with the departure of Kolo Toure to Liverpool reducing the number of centre-backs at the club, Lescott could be given more chances to shine next season. But he will discuss his future with manager Pellegrini in the coming days, and he will hope that the Chilean will have a place in the team for him next season. 

But ultimately it will be Pellegrini who decides the future of the former Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers defender. But with the £22m signing only having one year left on his current deal, the new manager may call it quits and sell the defender while he can, or risk losing the defender on a free next season. 

 

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