Report: Barnsley set to make huge profit on John Stones record transfer

Everton's John Stones

John Stones may have played just 28 times for Barnsley, but the Yorkshire club are reportedly set for a £7 million windfall after his record-breaking move.

Everton's John Stones

John Stones’ record-breaking transfer to Manchester City is set to land former club Barnsley a £7 million windfall, according to the Daily Mail.

Pep Guardiola’s side completed a £47.5 million deal to sign the centre-back from Everton today, making him the most expensive English player of all time.

However, Stones’ move will be celebrated just as vehemently across the Pennines after Barnsley forced through a 15 per cent sell-on clause when agreeing to sell the now 22-year-old (below) to Goodison Park in 2013.

England's John Stones

Despite paying just 28 times for the Yorkshire club, the Tykes would stand to inherit a reported £7 million, comfortably surpassing the previous highest fee the club made from a player sale; £4.5 million for Ashley Ward from Blackburn Rovers in 1998.

Last year, QPR received a similar fee when City signed Raheem Sterling (below) from Liverpool for £49 million according to The Guardian, despite the winger never playing a senior game for Rangers.

Southampton's Steven Davis in action with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling

Also, the Mail report that League One Fleetwood Town may have broken the sell-on fee record if Arsenal had completed their £20 million move for Jamie Vardy (below) earlier in the window, a deal which would have earned the club around five times more than they initially received when they sold the forward to Leicester City for £1 million in 2012.

England's Jamie Vardy

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