Wolves legend Steve Bull today insisted Joleon Lescott will be a “world class” signing for Albion.
Lescott shocked Wolves fans when he agreed to cross the Black Country divide and sign for the Baggies last week on a two-year deal.
It’s a journey Bully made himself but in the other direction in 1986 when he left The Hawthorns to become a hero at Molineux.
And the 48-year-old former striker believes centre-back Lescott, 31, who left Wolves for spells with Everton and Manchester City eight years ago, can do the same.
“He’s a tremendous signing for West Brom – I think Joleon is world class,” said Bull.
“He did tremendously well for Manchester City without getting the chances he thought he was going to get.
“But when he stepped in he did well and I think he will do a brilliant job for Albion.”
Bully also believes Lescott should be welcomed back to Molineux if he returns as an Albion player.
“If he ever comes back to Wolves, he should be cheered as much as possible because he hasn’t done anything wrong and he played very well for Wolves,” he said.
“Going to West Brom is another thing because everyone in Wolverhampton will want to boo him!
“I’m just hoping he’s not there when we next play them!
“But I think the hatred has gone out of the window – it’s just good banter.
“Fair play to Joleon, he must have thought long and hard about where he was going to go and as a footballer, you just want to play.
“And if they were the only club that made him an offer then he’s a local lad and he got the chance to come back to the area.”