The former West Ham manager has hailed Stones’s ability to play out from the back, and believes that a move to the Hammers would be good, both for the player and for the London club.
According to The Sun, the former Everton defender is on the radar of West Ham, with manager David Moyes having worked with the England international at the Toffees.
The report in the British tabloid has claimed that the 26-year-old could be available for £20 million, and that Arsenal are also interested in securing his services.
Allardyce said on talkSPORT (9:40am, July 31, 2020): “David is a very good coach from a defensive point of view.
“And, of course, with a lot of this playing out from the back, from your own 18-yard box, he is pretty comfortable doing that, so I think it would be a good move for John.
“It would be a good move for West Ham because they have worked together before.”
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Stones is a very good central defender who can play out from the back and involve himself in the build-up play.
Injuries and fierce competition for places in the first team have seen Stones struggle to play regularly for Pep Guardiola’s side.
At the age of 26, the Englishman is going to hit his peak soon, and working under a manager who knows him well, the defender will get better and will get back to his best.