John Stones has today done the one thing we were dreading. Put a transfer request in.
He apparently, according to Sky, put the request in this afternoon to the Everton board and has stated that he’d like to join Chelsea.
This gives us two options really. Accept it but put him up for auction across all the ‘big’ clubs with the Champions League cash, or sit pretty, turn the request down and hope that his performances don’t suffer over the coming weeks and months.
Either way, let’s hope that we work quickly to get some players in to replace him quickly in case the £40m offer comes in that would no doubt be taken, and build a bigger and better squad for the coming campaign.
There has so far been no comment from Goodison Park and Martinez stated this morning he knew nothing about a transfer request being imminent/received as yet.
He was rubbish anyway… COYB!!!