Sunday, August 20, 2017

Flitcroft hails Everton signing Stones

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 3 Feb 2013

9 Views

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft believes Everton have signed the best young defender in England after securing the signature of John Stones.

The 18-year-old made the move to Goodison Park from the Championship strugglers for three million pounds with hours left of the January transfer window.

Flitcroft says he feels ‘numb’ after losing the highly rated right-back to David Moyes’ side, but believes he will become one of the top defenders in the English Premier League.

“On Wednesday, I was pretty confident that we would keep John,” he told reporters. “But then I got a call on Thursday morning to say that he would probably be leaving.

“To be honest, I am numb. It is like losing a member of your own family.”

The England Under-19 international signed a deal on Merseyside for five-and-a-half years, and Flitcroft believes the defender is irreplaceable.

“I was asked if I could replace him, and the answer was ‘No’. How do you replace the best young defender in England?” he said.

“There is nobody out there as good as John, and that is why clubs were prepared to pay three million pounds for him.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top