A number of Manchester City fans have called for John Stones to be sold after reports of Premier League interest in the defender.
90min.com reported that Newcastle, whose prospective takeover is expected to go through in the next few weeks, have targeted the 25-year-old as a possible signing as the projected new owners seek to invest in British players. News of the Geordies’ reported interest in Stones was later shared on Twitter by @City_Chief.
📰| Newcastle's new owners are interested in investing in British talent when the transfer window re-opens, with John Stones on the homegrown hit list.
— City Chief (@City_Chief) May 6, 2020
The centre-back was a £47.5m signing from Everton in 2016 and he has gone on to make 129 appearances under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, winning eight trophies in his time at the Etihad Stadium, including two Premier League titles.
However, Stones endured a difficult first season at the club which saw him subjected to plenty of criticism, while his time in Manchester has been dogged by numerous injuries. This season alone, he has missed 14 matches as Guardiola has also had to contend with the long-term absence of another centre-back in Aymeric Laporte.
Should Man City sell John Stones this summer?
These Manchester City supporters on Twitter welcomed reports of Newcastle’s interest in the England defender and pleaded for him to be sold, with one fan decrying Stones as “garbage“:
200M… You have the money lads.
Just give 200M and he’s all yours
— DHL (@mcfc_herbert) May 6, 2020
He can leave for free, he’s garbage
— A (@50Penceee) May 6, 2020
He can definitely leave for me.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) May 6, 2020
He is yours for free!
— skyzenz (@skyzenz) May 6, 2020
Good get rid 👍🏻
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) May 6, 2020
Sell him, sell him now. Love him but no one is ever going to buy him https://t.co/THHLjCxgQJ
— Mihir 🦈 (@MCFC_Mihir) May 6, 2020
Man City fans, do you think the club should sell Stones in the summer if an attractive transfer offer is made for him? Comment below with your views!
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