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Stones Signs Contract Extension At Everton

Thursday August 7 2014

John Stones John Stones

BARNSLEY lad John Stones has been rewarded for last season's performances with a new five-year contract at Everton.

The 20-year-old, who capped off a fine campaign with the Toffees by winning his first senior England caps, initially signed a long-term deal when he moved from Barnsley in January 2013.

Clearly wary of the young defender's talent and potential interest from other clubs, the Merseyside outfit have wrapped up the former Penistone Grammar School pupil's services until 2019.

Ronnie Branson, the Reds' academy coach, said of Stones: "Everyone who's worked with him at Barnsley deserve to be very proud. It's a brilliant achievement for the town.

"John came to the club when he was eight, spent nine years in the academy and then six months in the first team."

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Reply Posted by bfc:) on Thursday August 7 2014 at 18:31
Well done John. Gutted when you left the tarn but your talent deserves to be rewarded.

Reply Posted by Observer on Friday August 8 2014 at 06:56
Im pleased for him. But think the clowns at oakwell could and should have commanded a higher fee. With certain clauses in his contract for moving on. These idiotic board peoples next line will be. We have no money. When we hit hard times.

Reply Posted by Red on Friday August 8 2014 at 08:50
We probably should have got more for him. There is a clause for him moving on, unfortunately not for England appearances. I don't think anyone would have predicted the instant impact he's had, well done John. Clowns and idiots comments are uncalled for.

Reply Posted by True Red on Friday August 8 2014 at 09:01
The lads done well, he's a player who's best football is a head of him he's got the world at his feet

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