Manchester City have signed Everton defender John Stones for £47.5m. The 22-year-old England international has signed a six-year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side. He becomes the second most expensive defender of all time – and the most costly British defender.
New Manchester City defender John Stones: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for City and now the deal’s done I’m looking forward to the next stage in my career. “I’ve obviously seen what’s going on here at the Etihad, it’s an ambitious club with a great manager so I can’t wait to get stuck in and help achieve the goals. “I know it will be tough getting a place in this team but I’m determined to become the best player I can be and help us to success. “I had a wonderful time with Everton and wish them and their fans all the best but now I’ll give my all for City.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola on the signing of John Stones: “We want to help John show his quality with us and improve on what he has already achieved. “I like the way he plays the game and I’m looking forward to welcoming him into the squad.”