Manchester City sign Everton defender John Stones for £47.5m

Pep’s Manchester City have signed John Stones from Everton for £47.5m, making him the world’s second most expensive defender.

The 22-year-old England international has signed a six-year deal and is City boss Pep Guardiola’s eighth signing.

Stones was earlier named in City’s official Champions League squad, published on the Uefa website before the transfer was confirmed.

“It’s an ambitious club with a great manager so I can’t wait to get stuck in,” said the former Barnsley player.

“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.”

In a short statement, Everton confirmed they had received a “record fee” for Stones, who made 95 appearances in three seasons, scoring once.

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