John Stones’ protracted move to Manchester City seems to have finally been confirmed by UEFA (accidentally).
Everton central defender Stones has been a City target throughout the summer, with new manager Pep Guardiola keen to add the England international to his squad.
The Times reported earlier this week that the deal is expected to be completed before City’s first game of the Premier League season against Sunderland on Saturday.
Everton are thought to be demanding £50m for the player they signed from Barnsley in 2013 for £3m.
Guardiola confirmed his interest in the 22-year-old earlier this summer, and it now appears as though the deal has been completed.
On Tuesday morning, the official UEFA website listed the Everton centre-half among City’s Champions League squad, with the defender having been handed the number 24 shirt.
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Daniel Storey says that Stones is England’s great £50m hope. If he is to fulfil his potential anywhere, it’s under Guardiola.