According to The Sun, Manchester City are willing to sell John Stones in this summer’s transfer window.
The centre-back is behind Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, and has really struggled for football in recent weeks.
There is no doubting that the 23-year-old is a fine talent, however, and it is thought that Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring developments surrounding a player that is sure to travel with the England squad for the 2018 World Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur are yet to be linked, but with Toby Alderweireld expected to leave the London club this summer, the Spurs fans think that they have the answer.
Indeed, a number have called for their club to propose a swap deal – Stones for Alderweireld – in this summer’s transfer window.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Toby to ManCity, Stones to Spurs?
— عبدالإله (@ProudSpurs) April 24, 2018
City want Stones out, Toby wants out of Spurs. I can see an unfavourable swap happening …
— Talking Tottenham (@jamesjohn_thfc) April 24, 2018
So if Spurs are resigned to selling Toby. Could we see a potential in John Stones coming to us? I could see Poch polishing his defensive frailties in a way that Pep cant.
— Oxfordspur (@cfht1882) April 24, 2018
Swap Toby for Stones. Everyone's happy. https://t.co/cwGAxI5q1Y
— Ian W (@IanDubbleU) April 24, 2018
I’d take John Stones as part of a swap deal for Toby this summer. There’s a real footballer in there with a bit of coaching nous.
— ЯicheyЯevol (@RicheyRevol) April 24, 2018
— LRB (@LeeRB14) April 24, 2018
If Toby is going to stay then no, but if he’s definitely leaving then i would do it as Stones has huge potential & Poch could probably get him to the right level
— Ross Paul (@rosspb) April 24, 2018