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by Adam Clark @efc_adamclark

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Everton have completed the transfer of defender John Stones from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.
 
The Club agreed a deal with the Championship outfit on Thursday evening and the 18-year-old right-back has passed a medical, agreed personal terms and signed a five-and-a-half year contract.

An England Under-19 international, Stones came through the ranks at Oakwell before making his first-team debut in March 2012.

John Stones signs his contract alongside Everton CEO Robert Elstone
 
Since then, the 6ft 2ins starlet has taken his tally of appearances for the Tykes to 28, scoring his first goal in a 4-3 League Cup victory over Rochdale in August.

He said: "I am very excited to be joining Everton. I've been very impressed with everything I have seen at Finch Farm already. Now the hard work begins."

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