City splash out on Everton's Stones

Ross Houston
August 11, 2016

John Stones says he's joined Manchester City to win trophies.

City have since announced the £47.6 million signing, with Stones expressing his excitement having signed a six-year deal with the blue side of Manchester.

"I've obviously seen what's going on here at the Etihad, it's an objective masterminded Club with a mind boggling manager so I can hardly hold up to get stuck in and complete the goals".

City revealed Stones signing in a Vine with the caption
Array 4 City revealed Stones signing in a Vine with the caption “BOOM! There you go… #WelcomeJohn”

The defender said: "Hopefully we can hit the ground running and get off to a good start and I'd love to help the team win titles".

City have already signed Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno, Aaron Mooy and Oleksandr Zinchenko this summer.

The club spoke of their "huge embarrassment" after Stones appeared in the official 21-man Champions League squad submitted to UEFA, and published on the governing body's website on Tuesday.

City put the Everton star's name on their list of players to be registered for the play-off clash with Steaua Bucharest, the deadline for which was last night.

City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, said the club had "worked hard" to sign him and regard him as "one of the best central defenders in Europe".

For the Citizens, the first real coup was in convincing former Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola to join the club and since then, it has been quite a dream.

John Stones has finally signed for City after a long-drawn out transfer chase City revealed Stones signing in a Vine with the caption: "BOOM!"

City have been trying to land Stones, 22, all summer ahead of Pep Guardiola's first season in charge, though Everton's reported asking price of £50m has been a stumbling block.

The Belgian spent last season on loan at Galatasaray and their manager Olde Riekering admitted last week that he would like to have the player back in Istanbul.

"I think it's 110 per cent the right decision to come and play under him".

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