While the world and his dog were watching the Paul Pogba deal drag on ad nauseam, it would appear that Man City have stealthily pulled off a major signing of their very own.
As revealed this morning, City have named their 21-man squad for the Champions League qualifying stage, numbering one John Stones among the defensive ranks.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 9, 2016
And lo, it would appear – at least as far as The Sun journalist Daniel Cutts is concerned – that City actually tied up the entire deal yesterday, with a formal announcement due later on today.
— Daniel Cutts (@Journo_Slash) August 9, 2016
Madness. Utter madness.