‘Desperate’ Arsenal urged to sign £20m man ahead of West Ham

Date published: Friday 31st July 2020 10:05

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Ray Parlour thinks Arsenal should pursue a “great deal” for Manchester City defender John Stones amid West Ham interest.

Pep Guardiola cast doubt over Stones’ long-term future at City recently when he failed to guarantee that the centre-back will be at the club next season.

A report in The Sun today claimed that West Ham have ‘leapfrogged’ Arsenal as they attempt to sign the England international and he ‘could be available for just £20m’.


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And Parlour thinks “desperate” Arsenal should go for Stones as £20m, which could be a bargain when you compare it to the deal City have agreed for Nathan Ake.

“That would be a great deal for West Ham if they could get John Stones for £20million,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“Especially when you look at Nathan Ake who is going to City for £40m…

“Arsenal are desperate for a centre-half, so why don’t they take a chance and try to put in a bid for Stones?


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“He’s had a bad time in recent years and he hasn’t really gone to where City thought he might go to, but you don’t become a bad defender overnight, he just needs a bit of coaching.

“And that’s where it could be key with Arsenal, because obviously Arteta has worked with him over the last few years at Man City.

“But if West Ham could get him for that price it would be a great deal, an absolutely brilliant deal.”

 

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