Agent denies John Stones move

Agent denies Stones move
© PA Photos
Barnsley defender John Stones will not move to the Premier League in January, according to his agent.

The agent of Barnsley defender John Stones has insisted that his client will not move to the Premier League in January.

The 18-year-old, who made his first-team debut for the club last month, has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, but Georgina Lillis has denied that the youngster will make the move.

"There has been a lot of unwanted paper talk with regards to John. It doesn't benefit the club and it doesn't benefit John. Just because a scout is seen in the stands it doesn't mean a player is on the move next window," Lillis told Sky Sports News.

"John is at a point in his career where he needs to be playing first team football and to keep developing as a player. Barnsley is doing just that and valuable experience with England is helping him progress.

"If there is any interest or approach from Premier League clubs for John then that's between them and Barnsley. Of course John wants to play in the Premier League but what's most important, at this stage, is that he doesn't get his head turned and keeps working hard and improving."

Stones has made 12 first-term appearances for the Championship club.

Read Next:
Hill rules out Stones transfer
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves28195450222862
2Derby CountyDerby28158544232153
3Cardiff CityCardiff28156740251551
4Aston Villa28148642251750
5Bristol City2813964032848
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd281441042321046
10Leeds UnitedLeeds28134114033743
11Preston North EndPreston28101263228442
12Ipswich TownIpswich28124124140140
13Norwich CityNorwich28107112833-537
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest28112153543-835
16Queens Park RangersQPR2889113140-933
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds28711103034-432
20Bolton WanderersBolton2868142646-2026
21Hull City28510133945-625
23Birmingham CityBirmingham2866161639-2324
24Burton Albion2866162152-3124
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account