Former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, has encouraged England defender and current City star, John Stones, to consider a move to Everton this summer.
Stones has dropped down the pecking order at City under Pep Guardiola, with Eric Garcia being selected ahead of him in the latter part of last season.
It has led to speculation surrounding the former Barnsley man’s future, with a number of clubs said to be keeping an eye on the situation.
And Richards, who played at City before leaving when Manuel Pellegrini was manager, has insisted Stones should consider a return to Goodison Park this summer. (quotes from the Mirror)
“I don’t think Everton is a bad move. People will say that’s going backwards but he’s loved by the fans, he’s got a great manager in Carlo Ancelotti to work under. John Stones will have options no matter what because of his quality and age but if 19 year olds are playing ahead of you, you have to be looking at leaving.”
Stones played for the Toffes before sealing a mega-money move to the Etihad back in 2016, with the BBC claiming a fee of just shy of £50m had been paid by the Manchester club.
Richards is right, Stones should move and Ancelotti would be ideal – TBR View
Stones just needs someone to get himself back on track and Ancelotti, with all his experience and quality, could be the man to do that.
You don’t get 39 caps for England and go to City without having a certain level of quality. Stones is class on his day, it’s just that he hasn’t had too many of those days in a City shirt.
Richards seems to recognise a pattern from when he was at The Etihad and his shout for Stones to consider a move back to Goodison is a good one.
The additions of Doucoure, Allan, and James Rodriguez should set the Toffees up nicely, meaning the addition of someone else like John Stones would only further enhance their squad.