Manchester City and John Stones are in ‘advanced negotiations over a new five-year deal worth £39 million.
After dropping down the pecking order at the Etihad in recent seasons,
the defender was re-called to the
England squad in March and has re-established himself as a key member of Pep Guardiola’s squad.
According to The Sun, his efforts will be rewarded with a new long-term contract worth
£150,000 per week.
It is stated that the paper, he will be given a variety of rewards and bonuses for trophies,
appearances, and clean sheets.
It comes after Kevin De Bruyne signed a contract extension that
will keep him at the club until 2025 earlier this month.
The midfielder secured a pay rise to £300,000 per week,
making him one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.
Until his return to form this season, Stones, who is out of contract in 2022,
was linked with a move away from the Etihad.
The centre back has been a trustworthy figure in the heart of City’s
defense which has kept 16 clean sheets in the
Premier League this season, alongside £65 million man Ruben Dias.
With five goals in all competitions, he’s also a threat from set pieces.
Guardiola has lauded Stones’ achievements this
season on several occasions,
claiming that he ‘grew up’ playing alongside summer signing Dias.
Every player needs trust, but he (Stones) deserves all the praise, Guardiola said in January.
If there’s one player for whom I’m glad things are going well, it’s him.
He is deserving of the best and was able to overcome the situation on his own.
Playing because he is deserving of it and I am delighted for him.
John and Ruben (Dias) grew up together.
Manchester City will face
Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions
League semi-final on Wednesday.
City is on course to win their fifth Premier League title this season.