Barnsley net £7m from John Stones’ move to Manchester City

John Stones has left Everton for Manchester City for 47.5m. (Picture: PA)
John Stones has left Everton for Manchester City for 47.5m. (Picture: PA)
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Barnsley are set to receive nearly £7m after England international John Stones joined Manchester City from Everton.

A product of the Reds’ academy, Stones has been the talk of constant speculation all summer as Manchester City have publicly courted the player.

John Stones playing for Barnsley

John Stones playing for Barnsley

Stones, 22, joined Everton from Barnsley on the final day of the January transfer window in 2013 for a fee understood to be £2.25m.

And as part of that deal, Barnsley insisted on a 15 per cent sell-on clause for the profit of any future transfer.

Reports suggest that the clause was the contributing factor in the deal being held up, with neither City or Everton wanting to cough up the sum.

However, with a £47.5m deal being concluded hours after UEFA mistakenly announced Stones’ place in City’s Champions League squad for the upcoming season, Barnsley are set to receive an eye-watering amount.

The profit from that figure is £45.25m, 15% of which is £6.78m, meaning Barnsley have made more than £9m from a homegrown talent they nurtured in their academy.

It is a substantial amount of money for Barnsley to be receiving. In the last eight seasons, the Reds have spent roughly £1.5m combined on incoming transfers, while the sale of Stones alone raised double that amount.

And to put into further context, Barnsley’s highest fee received was for Ashley Ward, when they sold him to Blackburn Rovers for £4.5m in December 1998.

Barnsley lad Stones made 26 appearances for his hometown club before moving to Goodison Park. He was made to wait for his debut, but after Roberto Martinez handed him a start in August 2013, he went on to play 26 times in his first full season.

He made 28 appearances the following year but last season established himself as one of Europe’s best young defenders as 41 appearances across all competitions earned him a place in England’s Euro 2016 squad.