January 2013
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Well, the deal has happened that perhaps most of us were fearing. Barnsley and England U19 right-back John Stones has moved to Everton for an undisclosed fee (believed to be in the region of £3m) on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

Despite only making 24 appearances for the Reds, 'he's one of our own' and I'm sure we've only seen a teasing glance of the ability that this player has and are eager to watch him continue to develop. Everton supporters should be equally excited.