Merseyside favourite hails Everton star as a ‘Barcelona player in waiting’

Merseyside favourite hails Everton star as a ‘Barcelona player in waiting’

first_imgDanny Murphy has hailed John Stones as “potentially the best centre-half England has ever had.”The Everton youngster, he doesn’t turn 22 until the end of May, has already won seven caps for his country and was the subject of a £30million bid from reigning champions Chelsea last summer.However, the defender came in for criticism following last weekend’s draw against Tottenham after he was almost caught in possession in his own penalty area towards the end of that match.But former Liverpool star Murphy insists people should not try to curb Stones’ natural instincts.He told the Colin Murray Show: “It’s a difficult one because the general rule would be not to try those things in your box at any point, in any game, unless you’re 4-0 up. And even then, why?“But he is an exception to a lot of rules in my book because I think he is potentially the best centre-half we’ve ever had.“I think he is going to be anything he wants to be. He’s a Barcelona player in waiting.”last_img

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