Of the signing, the Villa skipper posted his joy on Twitter about getting the opportunity to again team up with his close mate.
Buzzing to have @JoleonLescott at @AVFCOfficial ! Welcome mate #UTV
— Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) September 1, 2015
The pair's former club were also excited.
Football's greatest double-act reunited! @JoleonLescott@MicahRichards@AVFCOfficial#mcfc#deadlinedaypic.twitter.com/C0d0bpsUDy
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 1, 2015