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Manchester City Adds John Stones

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Manchester City has added John Stones from Everton

Manchester, England – Manchester City have signed John Stones from Everton for 55.5 million euros, making him the world’s second most expensive defender.

City announced the transfer had been completed shortly after UEFA revealed the club had included Stones in their Champions League squad for the playoff with Steaua Bucharest, with the first leg taking place on Wednesday.

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

“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.