Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Legend Tips Stones to Be the Next Bobby Moore

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Legend Tips Stones to Be the Next Bobby Moore

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CITY legend Mike Summerbee thinks John Stones could be the next Bobby Moore.

The former Blues winger has explained how he sees similarities between England regular Stones and the World Cup great.

Stones has become an integral part of Pep Guardiola's plans at City since signing for £47.5m in August 2016.

His performances with City caught the eye of Gareth Southgate and Stones played in all seven games and contributed two goals, as England reached the semi-finals at the World Cup in Russia.

"He's playing fantastically well, and he is also a leader, you can see that from his games for City and England," Summerbee told the club's website.

"Stones likes to bring the ball forward, as Bobby did, and he was one of the great readers of the game, as Stones is.

"He's a good passer of the ball, too, as Bobby was and without a shadow of a doubt, he has everything he needs to become the second Bobby Moore. …

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