This has intensified since the 3-2 loss against Norwich City, a game that John Stones played the full 90 minutes in, getting a rating of 6.2 from WhoScored.
While there are questions from the outside, it has emerged that Man City still have faith in the 25-year-old, with Txiki Begiristain offering a new contract that would keep the England international at the Etihad until 2024:
Manchester City are in talks to renew John Stones’ contract until 2024. Txiki Begiristain has offered a new wage of €7M per year plus bonuses.
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) September 19, 2019
This has angered sections of the Man City fanbase, as they see him as an injury-prone player who doesn’t deserve the contract being offered.
Stones has played three games in all competitions this season, having got on the pitch 39 times during the 2018/19 campaign, as per Transfermarkt.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the contract offer, including posts from frustrated Man City fans, can be seen below:
He needs to stay fit to start showing his worth. Not been.good enough overall.
— CTID (@commando42) September 19, 2019
— alonso herrero (@alonsik13) September 19, 2019
He might be fit by 2024 so worth a punt
— Keith Wellings (@welldog33) September 19, 2019
But the dude can never stay healthy. The best trait in sports is availability. Just something to think about
— Jordan (@jordan_servin) September 19, 2019
I m done with Txiki..
— bLuEfAn (@irfanbelim500) September 19, 2019
No. Why? Do not think he has got it. His game has stagnated to me and he is injured a lot.
— Charles Marcus MCFF (@CharlesMCanada) September 19, 2019
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