Manchester City defender John Stones has said that he would be keen to finish his career with the Cityzens, and would love to be a future captain, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

The club signed the England international from Everton for £47.5 million in 2016, and althougb he initally struggled, he has gone on to play an important role in helping his side become a force both on the continent and in this country, where they currently sit 15 points clear at the top of the table.

They have conceded just 18 goals in the league this season so far, which is the joint lowest in the league and Stones has been vital to this.

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Stones has really prospered under the management of Pep Guardiola and is becoming one of the first names on the England team sheet now.

He spoke in a recent interview about his sides ambition following a strong start to the season. He said;

I would love to stay and play with the rest of the boys for the rest of my career.

Some of the talent we have got and the potential, we could go on and do great things.

I think you have got to earn it [on potential becoming captain].

I don’t think you should go searching for it or push yourself out there when it might not be your time to be a captain.

He spoke about the captaincy in more depth, saying;

I will keep on trying to do everything I can to be a leader in my own way and if it comes to being captain, I would be over the moon.

I am trying to lead with my own captain skills without being captain. I think that speaks more than being given the captains armband.

I would love to deserve the honour of being the captain of your club. That takes time to prove yourself, to put that armband around your arm and lead the team.