Former Everton scout Tony Henry says John Stones could be good enough to play for Real Madrid.
Stones was been heavily linked with Chelsea and Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but Everton stood firm despite a reported £38m offer from the Blues.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of Europe’s best young defenders, and Henry believes the former Barnsley man could be primed for a big move to one of football’s biggest clubs.
“John will still make mistakes but in two years, I think he could be anywhere. He could be at Real Madrid,” Henry told the Liverpool Echo, as reported by Daily Express.
“I’m glad he stayed at Everton because if he had gone to Chelsea or Manchester United he would have played, but I feel it may have been too much for him at the moment.
“But playing at Everton, alongside Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman, will bring him on even more.
“But that he is now a regular in the England squad speaks volumes of the kid. I’m delighted for him.”
Stones received plenty of criticism from the Toffees faithful after the youngster handed in a transfer request to gain a move to Chelsea during the off-season.
The defender has bounced back, however, putting in a series of strong performance at club level and for the English national side as they qualified for EURO 2016.
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