Everton striker Louis Saha has offered his support for Toffees defender Joloen Lescott, insisting the stopper has done nothing wrong in submitting a transfer request. The 27-year-old has been the subject of interest from moneybags Manchester City all summer, with Mark Hughes' side having already seen offers of £15 million and £18 million for the former Wolves starlet rejected. After Lescott handed in a transfer request at Goodison Park - which was turned down - and displayed a poor attitude in training, manager David Moyes chose to drop the defender for the club's Europa League qualifier against Sigma Olomouc on Thursday. But striker Saha, who netted twice against the Czechs in the Merseysiders' 4-0 first-leg victory, says he has no problem with Lescott wishing to move on. "I don't think he's doing anything wrong," he said. "All I'm saying is I do think as a professional we should concentrate on our job and that's a tricky situation for him and the club. "We should have done better in the game on Saturday and have nothing to do with what's going on in the papers." NEWS: Lescott left out of Everton squad NEWS: Everton reject new bid for Lescott NEWS: Toffees turn down Blues bid for Lescott NEWS: Manchester City bid for lynchpin Lescott NEWS: Moyes - Lescott going no where EVERTON FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Perfect XI Graeme Sharp What Happened Next? Norman Whiteside Plus Graeme Sharp on Weekend Wonders and Everton on Talentspotter
21 August 2009
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