John Stones fits Barcelona or Real Madrid, says Guillem Balague

The La Liga expert says that Everton's highly rated defender would fit in at either of the big Spanish sides.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Guillem Balague says that Everton’s John Stones is good enough to play for Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The young defender has continued to shine this season, with a series of impressive performances for the Blues once again.

He has also impressed for England on the international stage, with him looking set to be one of England’s first choice defenders in Euro 2016.

His performances have not gone unnoticed, with Mundo Deportivo claiming that Barcelona are scouting the defender alongside teammate Gerard Deulofeu.

And Balague says he is the one English player who would fit into either Barca or Real Madrid’s set up.

“John Stones,” he answered on Sky Sports which England player he would buy for either side.

“Why? He's not better than Pique, Ramos or Varane, but although Mascherano is better defensively than John Stones, I think Stones brings the ball out from the back better.”

Given the bright future that John Stones clearly has ahead of him, Everton are sure to be reluctant to sell him any time soon.

They showed that this summer in rejecting a number of bid from Chelsea for their star man, and would likely treat any Barcelona bids in a similar manner.

In the modern game however, every player has a price, and a big offer from the La Liga giants may eventually tempt them to sell at some point.

What is certain though, is that it will surely take a big price to get him away from Goodison Park.

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