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Everton FC: 5 Reasons the Toffees Should Bring Back Joleon Lescott
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One of the more peculiar January transfer rumours to surface over the past few weeks has been talk of former Everton defender Joleon Lescott making a surprise return to Goodison Park on loan (via The Telegraph).

These stories were first published at the start of the month, with David Moyes stating he'd be delighted to see Lescott come back, under the right circumstances.

Even with their manager quizzed on the subject, supporters remained sceptical of such a move being feasible, yet during the past few days the rumours seem to have gathered pace (per The Mirror).

Given the sour nature of his 2009 departure—which culminated in a unwelcome transfer request and Lescott eventually being banished away to train with the youth team—a return would certainly be an interesting viewing.

If there is indeed substance in this, and the Toffees do have a chance of bringing back a player once revered by fans, here's five reasons why it would be smart business.

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