Out of the billion pounds Man City has shelled out thus far in the summer transfer window, I think the £47.5 million on John Stones will prove to be the best money spent by Pep Guardiola.
Many see John Stones as a possible long-term project for the Citizens, but Pep definitely has some other ideas for the young Englishman.
In all honestly, John Stones is the Guardiola’s wet dream. He’s young, willing to learn, technical, and has a decent brain on him for a footballer.
He’s proved himself to be quality in a shaky Everton side that has undergone a bit of a dip in form at the end of the Roberto Martinez experiment.
The faith of the now Belgium manager allowed him to compete against top-flight competition without fearing any sort of backlash because the Toffees were destined for the middle of the table anyways.
In a couple of seasons, the Everton boy has transformed himself from prospect to the most expensive defender in the history of the game.
Do I think he’s worth it? Fuck no.
But I do think he’ll win some trophies and be a hell of a lot better than any of the other center backs in the City side and former purchases (i.e. Eliaquim Mangala).
— UKFootballers.com (@uk_footballers) January 30, 2015
Pep Guardiola brings a wealth of experience and a collection of trophies to the Etihad; maybe he’ll bring some fans too.
Nolito being shown around an empty Etihad Stadium to get him used to matchdays. pic.twitter.com/z5a7RCHZre
— Kemlyn Road Stand (@KemlynRoadStand) July 2, 2016
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager hopes to turn his Stones into boulders and best case scenario, he gives the world a better Pique.
Too bad John Stones won’t be able to shag Shakira.
I hate City, but seeing a young footballer follow his heart and desire for higher wages just warms my heart.