Thursday, 31st January, 2013

Everton have completed the signing of highly-rated defender John Stones from Barnsley.

The Toffees have not disclosed the fee that has been paid for the 18-year-old, but it is thought to be around the £3M mark.

Stones has penned a five-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park and is delighted to have joined David Moyes’ men.

"I am very excited to be joining Everton. I’ve been very impressed with everything I have seen at Finch Farm already. Now the hard work begins", the right-back told his new club’s official site.


Stones is an England Under-19 international and has been earmarked as a bright prospect for the future.

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