Manchester City’s summer recruit John Stones has revealed that he made the move to the Etihad stadium to win trophies.
The highly rated youngster was targeted by the blues for some time, and the long running summer saga finally came to an end after City captured the central defender paying £47.5 million to Everton.
With the England international is desperate not to follow the trend of previous City centre halves who have failed to live up to expectation in recent years - Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis have both been linked with exits this summer - Stones wants his time at the club to be successful.
The defender said: “Hopefully we can hit the ground running and get off to a good start and I’d love to help the team win titles."
He added, “I want to bring clean sheets and a bit of excitement.”
A Guardiola player
The 22-year-old joins a host of new signings as boss Pep Guardiola seeks to stamp his mark on the team, and with Stones now captured the City boss has finally got the man he has coveted all summer.
Termed a “Guardiola player” for his ability on the ball Stones is seen as the perfect player to fit into the City team as Pep attempts to change his sides style of play to that of high pressing and a strong work ethic.
The blues boss believes that he is the man, and City is the club, to bring Stones onto the next level of the club.
He said: “We want to help John show his quality with us and improve on what he has already achieved."
Guardiola concluded, “I like the way he plays the game and I’m looking forward to welcoming him into the squad.”
The blues will now be even more confident going into the new campaign as they look to wrestle back the Premier League title.