According to a report by The Sun, via City Xtra, star Manchester City defender John Stones is in advanced talks over a new five-year contract worth £150,000-per-week – prompting plenty of Sky Blues to erupt over this ‘great news’.
The Englishman has, arguably, been City’s most improved player this season and a mainstay in Pep Guardiola’s side – having started 20 Premier League matches whilst partnering summer acquisition Ruben Dias to devastating effect.
Indeed, Stones has been a revelation for the league leaders this campaign after Guardiola played him far less over 2019/2020 – with the Spaniard even opting to utilise Fernandinho as a makeshift centre-half at one point.
Now, due to his impressive performances, the Sun report he is in talks over a bumper new £150,000-per-week deal which includes incentives/bonuses for trophies, appearances and clean sheets.
It is said that he is also desperate to secure his future with the club and has never wanted to depart the Etihad Stadium, coming after he was linked with a move away last summer.
Given his influence this season, it’s little wonder plenty of Sky Blues have erupted over the ‘great news’ – find a taste of their best verdicts down below.
Man City fans erupt over Stones contract claim
“Great get it done then”
“Omg he deserved so much”
“Give him the contract”
“I love city for adding value to players they bring. They pay good money for the Player they want and they give them more money to keep them”
“Genuinely can’t think of a single player who’s had such a quick revival like Stones. From being on the brink of being sold last summer to becoming one of the most important defensive assets for City – he deserves a new deal without question”
In other news: Man City fans also went wild for this club announcement, find out more here.
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