According to an exclusive report from the Daily Mail, Spurs have made an enquiry over signing Man City defender John Stones on loan with an option to buy for £20 million – but the 6 ft 2 star has pledged to remain at the Etihad Stadium until no longer needed.
The Englishman has started just one game under Pep Guardiola so far over 2020/2021 with Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake all seemingly preferred.
Now, eyeing a centre-back before the deadline day window shuts, chairman Daniel Levy has pinpointed the City outcast as a potential solution to Spurs’ search for a new defender.
Would you sign John Stones for Tottenham?
Yes, still has potential
No, not good enough
Serie A star Milan Skriniar has been on top of Jose Mourinho’s transfer wish list since the club snapped up Carlos Vinicius, but a recent update courtesy of transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has dampened Tottenham’s hopes of securing a deal.
Indeed, according to the journalist, it is unlikely the Slovakian colossus could make a move to north London given it’s deadline day and Inter Milan would have to find a replacement.
After this development, the Mail have reported that Stones has been turned to as an alternative, but as it stands, Levy is also unlikely to snap up the 26-year-old once hailed as ‘unbelievable’ by Kyle Walker, given his desire to remain in Manchester.
Stones, who started just 12 Premier League matches last season due to fitness issues and poor form, still managed a fairly impressive 94% pass accuracy out from the back when given a chance to perform – potentially prompting late Spurs interest.
Tottenham reportedly face a battle for Antonio Rudiger, and with the Skriniar deal now very unlikely, it appears the club will need to find more alternatives like Stones as the 11pm deadline looms.
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