Guardiola and England influence edged Stones towards City

John Stones has hailed Pep Guardiola as the best manager in the world after completing a big-money switch to Manchester City, although his England team-mates at the Etihad Stadium also had an influence on the move.

The 22-year-old penned a six-year deal after City agreed a fee with Everton that could reportedly rise to £50million, making him the most expensive defender in Premier League history.

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