Over the past few years, in addition to costs substantial amounts of money on bringing many players into the club, Everton have also offered numerous players to other clubs for huge transfer charges such as Lucas Digne, Idrissa Gueye and Romelu Lukaku among others.

Another player that made a huge move away from Goodison Park for a big transfer fee is defender John Stones, who joined fellow Premier League side Manchester City in the 2016 summer season transfer window in a offer worth a reported cost of ₤ 47.5 m.

Ever since, the 27-year-old, who is presently picking up a weekly wage of ₤ 200k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has gone on to make 182 appearances throughout all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side in which he has actually handled to chip in with 12 objectives and provide 2 assists along the way.

Back in December 2018, Transfermarkt had the England international’s market price noted as ₤ 54m, not too away what Everton picked up for him from the Manchester club, however, his worth now stands at ₤ 25.2 m making it a drop of 53.3%.

With that in mind, it might be argued that Farhad Moshiri pulled a blinder in picking up such a substantial transfer charge for the previous Toffees centre-back when they did.

Despite winning a wide variety of domestic trophies and playing in the Champions League every year, Stones’ time at the Etihad Stadium hasn’t always been especially smooth.

Now into his sixth season as a City player, the most amount of Premier League games that the centre-back has played in throughout one campaign is 27, which came during his first year at the club.

Concerns have actually also been raised about his defensive capabilities and choice making as well, with Dean Ashton knocking a “revolting” difficulty from the defender on Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey that earned him a red card in City’s 2-1 win over the Midlands club last season.

Did Manchester City pay too much for John Stones?

Yes Vote No Vote With all of this in mind, Everton pulled a blinder in getting as

much cash for Stones as they did. However, with the Toffees conceding a total of 40 objectives in the league so far this season, more than the likes of Burnley, Crystal Palace and Southampton, they might well have done with having the defender in their side. In other news: Moshiri suffered an Everton howler over ₤ 27m-rated”beast”, Lampard will be gutted– opinion