Stones joins Everton

Updated: January 31, 2013

Everton announced that it has signed
England U-19 defender John Stones from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

Stones, 18, has signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the Toffees after
passing a medical and agreeing to personal terms.

“I am very excited to be joining Everton,” Stones told Everton’s official
website. “I’ve been very impressed with everything I have seen at Finch Farm
already. Now the hard work begins.”