John Stones is a rarity in the English game... a cultured centre back with a wide passing range who is already progressing at Manchester City
You don't have to delve too deep to understand why John Stones joined Manchester City in the summer, besides the personal rewards associated with a £47.5million transfer.
His new club sit top of the Premier League despite a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to his old club Everton and face Barcelona in the Champions League in the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.
Stones's move from Goodison Park to the Etihad represented an upgrade in every sense, three years after he arrived on Merseyside from his native Barnsley.
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