It would be a strong statement of intent if Manchester United can succeed where Chelsea failed… thrice! The Red devils will do everything within their reach to sign highly-rated Everton and England defender, John Stones, according to reports.
Stones was the subject of three failed bids from Chelsea during the summer. It was claimed that Chelsea offered £20m, £26m, and £30m to Everton but were rebuffed by the Merseysiders. Stones also handed in a transfer request which was rejected by the club. At this, the Blues gave up the chase and now, rivals Manchester United will be seeking to outdo them.According to on confirmed reports on twitter, Everton have accepted a £36 million bid for the player from Manchester United
Will the Toffees remain resolute in holding on to their prized asset or will they cave in to United? According to RMC Sport journalist, Mohamed Bouhafsi, Manchester United are very keen on enlisting Stones into their squad. Bouhafsi, who works in France and broke the news that United had made a substantial offer to sign Anthony Martial in the summer, writes this time around that the “Red Devils [are] desperate for John Stones deal”.
If the report is anything to go by, and the capture is successful, Manchester United will have made a huge statement of rebuilding and development from the scratch. Following a poor run of results that was only halted by their recent 2-1 win over Swansea, it is very glaring that the Manchester United team needs overhauling, and a signing in the mould of the former Barnsley man speaks volumes of the desire and will for improvement, not just for the moment, but also for the future.
John Stones can play in the centre back position as well as at right back. He will be a good acquisition for the club and will form a befitting partnership with Chris Smalling.