ExWHUemployee has claimed that West Ham boss David Moyes wants to sign Manchester City defender John Stones this summer.

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The Hammers desperately need to bolster their central defensive ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Right-back is another area that undoubtedly needs strengthening.

So Manchester City ace John Stones would be a very useful addition for West Ham, considering his ability to play both at centre-back and right-back.

Manchester City Training Session

John Stones (Photo by Victoria Haydn/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

ExWHUemployee claimed that David Moyes wants to bring the 26-year-old defender to east London this summer, potentially on loan, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday August 12th):

“Even if we approach him (Stones) on loan it might prove tricky with his wages. I can say, however, that David Moyes does want to sign John Stones. He has a list of defenders he wants to sign and Stones is one of the favourites.”

 

The Sun reported at the start of this month that the Hammers were ready to bid £20 million for Stones.

That obviously hasn’t happened yet, but following Ex’s comments last night, it certainly seems like a real possibility that the 39-capped England international could be reunited with Moyes this summer.

Manchester City Press Conference and Training Session

John Stones (Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

Stats

Stones played just 16 Premier League games for Pep Guardiola last season. In those outings, he has averaged one tackle, 0.6 interceptions and 1.9 clearances per game (Who Scored).

He has clearly fallen out of favour at the Etihad. And a move to West Ham might just help him resurrect his stalling career.

Stones wouldn’t be the worst signing that Moyes could make. And the 26-year-old city ace might just be a very useful addition for the Hammers.

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