Ex-Spurs Manager Claims It'd Be 'A Shame' If Chelsea Sign Defender

'Arry Redknapp reckons "it's a shame" that Everton have to let Stones go...
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'Arry Redknapp reckons "it's a shame" that Everton have to let Stones go...

In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, Former Spurs, West Ham and Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has said "it's a shame" that Chelsea will most likely snap up John Stones from Everton.

Rumours are rife that Everton are set to reject a third Chelsea bid of £30m for the 21-year-old, but Redknapp reckons it's only a matter of time until a deal is done.

“When you’ve been in the game long enough you know, if a player wants to go, he’s going to go,” Redknapp told Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast.

“I would think if the money’s right...

“David De Gea wants to leave Man United - he wants to go but it’s just when a deal can be done that suits everybody - and I think it’s the same with Stones.

Redknapp then went on to say what a shame it is for Everton.

“It’s a shame. Everton brought him in and gave him the opportunities, he’s been there 18 months and suddenly he’s off to Chelsea.

“But he’ll be a good signing for Chelsea and he’ll give them good cover and good competition at centre-half.”

Although Redknapp believes he'll be a good signing, he thinks the price Chelsea will have to pay is crazy.

“No disrespect to the young lad, he’s a good player, but you look at the amount of money for someone who only signing for Everton from Barnsley a short while ago.”

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