Manchester City have completed to bring England defender John Stones from Everton in a deal worth £47.5million.
The 22-year old defender moves down the East Lancashire Road to Manchester City, where Pep Guardiola will be hoping that the defender will fulfill his potential despite a disappointing campaign at Goodison Park last season.
The fee to take Stones to the Etihad stadium is the second highest transfer fee for a defender behind the £50million fee paid to Chelsea by Paris Saint-Germain for David Luiz.
The news was leaked eaelier on by European football’s governing body UEFA, who confirmed that the defender had been included in the Manchester City squad for their upcoming Champions League qualifier.
As part of the deal that took Stones to Everton, the Toffees will have to pay his former club Barnsley 15% of the transfer fee. (£6.6million)