John Stones was part of a Manchester City team that thumped Newcastle United 5-0 last night. It could have been the final time the England man plays for the Citizens before heading to Tottenham.
According to The Telegraph, Spurs may move for Stones in the summer as Mourinho prepares to try and bolster his defence.
Other suitors are likely to be interested in the player who earns £180,000-a-week at the Etihad Stadium.
Stones has enjoyed four years at City after costing £47.5 million from Everton in 2016. He has played 130 games for the club and also collected 39 England caps.
At 26 there should be plenty of suitors for his services and he is unlikely to wait long for a move away from the Etihad.
Stones will fit a certain sort of system, however. At the World Cup for England in 2018, he was part of a formidable back three and his ball-playing qualities are evident.
Following the news yesterday that Spurs might be interested, their fans have been talking about Stones on Twitter.
It would seem that despite his pedigree many don’t want him anywhere near the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mourinho will almost certainly target a centre-back but Spurs fans aren’t of the belief that Stones will help their cause.
Here is a selection of tweets from Tottenham fans reacting to the link to Stones.
We’re trying to improve our defense tho
— Naomi (@naithfc) July 8, 2020
We won’t cos levy is tight asf. But we should sign either Dunk or Ake plus Lamptey and Aaron’s and the back four would actually be solid
— Kian Le Mottee (@KianMottee) July 8, 2020
Would rather keep playing Dier tbh.
— JK ❣️ (@JK__THFC) July 8, 2020
That’ll sort the leaky defence ?
— Gary Chapman (@Big_Sexy215) July 8, 2020
— DeadlyAlli (@Deadly_Alli_) July 8, 2020
Not good enough. With him Sanchez and Aurier we’d be even more of a laughing stock.
— Si K (@sikaf) July 8, 2020
Are we trying to make it more of a liability
— Tøm (@TomCOYS) July 8, 2020