Manchester City has completed a £47.5 million move for defender John Stones from Everton. The English international has signed a six-year contract.
The £47.5 million makes the 22-year-old centre back the most expensive defender in Premier League history. Stones made 77 league appearances for Everton during his three seasons with the Toffees. Last season he made 41 appearances in all competitions.
Stones told City’s website: “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.”
City manager Pep Guardiola added: “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.”
Stones has been capped 10 times by the English national team and represented the Three Lions in Euro 2016 in France earlier in the summer. He’s the eighth signing of the summer for the club, having brought in Nolito, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Marlos Moreno, and Aaron Mooy.