Manchester City defender John Stones has signed a new 5-year-contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2026.
The 27-year-old who was impressive for City last season (after forming an outstanding partnership with Ruben Dias and helped them win the Premier League and League cup) has been rewarded with a new deal and this is coming after an impressive run at the Euro2020 where England got to the final.
After penning the deal Stones said:
“I couldn’t be happier, I love being part of this squad. There are so many quality players here and I know we can continue winning trophies, which is my main focus.
“Working with the manager is a dream – he has taught me so much about the game and I feel like I learn something new every single day.
“The success we’ve had in the last four years has been incredible. To be a part of it has been a dream come true and I just want to continue winning.
“This is the best place for me to play my football and fulfil my ambitions.
Manchester city Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “This is great news for our club.
“John is an exceptional footballer and a fantastic defender, whose attributes are well suited to our style of play.
“We knew when we signed him that we were getting a talented centre-back, but he has really matured in his five years here and, as we saw last season, is at the top of his game right now.
“John has been an important part of our recent success and we believe he can continue to help us achieve our goals, so for him to commit his best years to us is a major boost for the club.”
Now Stones will hope to stay injury free and play a crucial role for his team again in their quest to successfully defend the titles they won last season and also adding other major titles to the cabinet (Champions League and FA cup).