Another season at Everton would allow Stones to continue to grow in stature by being able to guarantee his starting place week-in and week-out. Stones has yet to play a full season in the Premier League, and barring injury, will be an integral part of Martinez’s Everton spine for this term.
If Stones does stay put, another beneficiary of this decision would be the England national team, as they continue to re-build their squad ahead of Euro 2016 next summer. Playing regularly at Everton this season would significantly boost Stones’s chances of breaking his way into Roy Hodgson’s plans, as uncertainty remains as to who will be the 67-year-old’s preferred defensive pairing for the tournament.
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1 Posted 26/07/2015 at 01:38:42
Maybe we could up his wages ourselves to around 㿞,000 a week to show loyalty and in turn ask for him to sign an extension on his deal to take him up to 5 or 6 years from the 4 he already has left?
2 Posted 26/07/2015 at 06:34:29
3 Posted 27/07/2015 at 09:27:01
We have a strong hand to play ourselves this time too.
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