According to The Sun, Everton are interested in bringing John Stones back to Goodison Park this summer. The 26-year-old has struggled for form and playing time at Manchester City and could be moved on ahead of next season, but supporters don’t appear keen for Stones to return to Merseyside.
— 𝕘яέ𝐠 ㄥⓐｍⒷđｅⓃ (@Gre9oryPeck) July 5, 2020
Keep Yerry all day long. Stones had his chance and thought he was bigger than the club. Now 5th choice at City he’s gone backwards. No better than what we already have and would probably do well at West Ham.
— Donny Ancelotti 🤨 (@donnyancelotti) July 5, 2020
Shame cause he has potential but as soon as he loses confidence he is awful
— B (@MCFC97x) July 3, 2020
He’s a decent player but massively damaged from his time at city. Not sure coming back would be a great move.
— George Byrne (@gbyrne1974) July 4, 2020
He’s rubbish. He was always over rated. And even then he was only rated so much because he could pass a ball and play out of defence which is daft. Any defender should be able pass a ball. Guardiola realised it eventually. Doesn’t trust him now. Rather use fernandinho at CB.
— Paul (@Paultvfan2020) July 4, 2020
He wouldn’t get on Everton’s bench if they were being serious next season.
— Jake Bumfluff (@JakeBumfluff) July 4, 2020
Everton released Ashley Williams and Phil Jagielka last summer and could sell Matthew Pennington when the transfer window opens, so they’ll need another centre-back to accompany Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane next season.
The Toffees have been linked with Mohammed Salisu, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Jean-Clair Todibo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Gabriel Magalhaes, Marash Kumbulla, Christian Luyindama, Issa Diop and Tosin Adarabioyo, but The Sun say Stones is open to re-joining Everton. The £50m-rated defender made 95 appearances in all competitions between 2013-2016 before his move to the Etihad Stadium, but things have fallen apart in Manchester.
Stones has made 129 appearances for the Sky Blues, winning two Premier League titles, three EFL Cups, one FA Cup and two Community Shields, but he’s fallen out of favour under Pep Guardiola – the England international has only made 12 league appearances this season.
Supporters don’t believe Stones will be an improvement, so they don’t want him back.