Aston Villa fans react to Manchester City’s big transfer update
With Manchester City closing in on the £40 million purchase of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, there is set to be movement in the defensive ranks of Pep Guardiola’s side, and England international Stones could be available for half of Ake’s fee.
A Sun exclusive names West Ham as the main interested party, with Arsenal watching on – however the price tag has caught the attention of Villa fans – with Stones valued at a lower cost than Tyrone Mings who joined the Villa last summer.
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Stones has seen his league playing time at City fall and the defender only made 12 starts for Guardiola’s team this season, down from 20 the season before.
That has led to talks commencing over the defenders future according to the MEN with Stones facing the exit door after a frustrating year.
However, the price tag revealed by the Sun has attracted attention.
Here’s what Villa fans had to make of this latest update…
Patrick: I think a few fans are expecting us to sign world beaters which is fine but not realistic. Stones is much better than Engels, Hause and brings good experience. He’s not the total package but face facts: we’re only just in the division.
@Dickie_Villa: John Stones has had a rough patch under Pep, but he’s quality. Good age, great CB partner for Mings and at £20m? Bit of a bargain.
@ThestandsofVP: City looking to move on John Stones. Would anyone take him because I’d love to have him at the Villa.
Claire: People actually want Villa to buy John Stones? Okaaaaaaaaay…?
Matt: Stones is not good and injured too often. Bad deal imo
@Villain1982: Wouldn’t mind #avfc putting in a bid for Stones.
Sam: Would 100% take John Stones.
Jase: You know what, I’d take John Stones if he’s available for £20m (& wage demands are reasonable)
@Zeus_AVFC: If John Stones is available for just £20m #avfc should throw a hat in the ring Eyes Bags of ability. Still relatively young. Might thrive in a different environment.