John Stones has no future at Man City and should seek a move away from the club, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has told talkSPORT.

And the England defender should be trying to join a club like Real Madrid, rather than staying in England and stepping down to a side such as Arsenal.

O’Hara made the incredible claim while co-hosting Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, during a discussion of Stones’ actions during Man City’s Champions League defeat of Atalanta which angered Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola and Stones clashed earlier this week

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Guardiola and Stones clashed earlier this week

Guardiola was caught on camera shouting at his player, and also slamming a seat, as Stones took too long to get ready to be introduced from the bench as a replacement for the injured Rodri.

And this incident spells the end of Stones’ City career, according to O’Hara.

“I think he is finished there,” the former Spurs player began. “I think he is done.

“There were two midfielders playing at centre-half ahead of him! For me, I think he is done.”

But what about Stones’ future, should Man City make the decision to sell the England international?

“I look at him and would say why wouldn’t he go to Real Madrid,” O’Hara continued. “They’ve got Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane; Ramos is coming to the end and they are struggling defensively.

“They haven’t really got anyone else.

“I think John Stones would fit perfectly at somewhere like Real Madrid.

“You are seeing a lot more players going abroad now, and I think he would suit that game.

“[Kieran] Trippier has gone out there and is doing very well, and I think Stones would suit a team like Real Madrid and be a world class player again.

“He’s lost his way at Man City.”

O’Hara’s co-host, the famous Big Alan Brazil, raised the point of Stones possibly leaving the Etihad but staying in the Premier League.


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He suggested a move to Arsenal could be on the cards, to give Stones a fresh start after his troubles in Manchester.

O’Hara cannot see such a switch happening, however.

“No, I don’t think he’d go to Arsenal,” he finished.

“He would walk into their back four, but I think he’s too good for Arsenal.

“I rate John Stones; he’s had his mistakes and he’s had his injuries, but to me he’s still a player who is potentially a top, world class centre-half.

“And I think he should go to somewhere like Real Madrid if he does leave.”

You can watch the full clip of Jamie O’Hara on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, above…


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