Everton defender John Stones has revealed that he would love to captain the club after signing a new and improved contract.
Stones, 20, committed his long-term future to the Merseyside club earlier this month, signing a new five-year deal and he has followed up his rewarding contract by telling the club’s official website that he would ‘jump’ at the chance to be captain in the future.
“I’d love to captain Everton,” said Stones. “It’s a massive dream of mine and the big name players that have done it in the past, I would love to follow in their footsteps. I’d like to think that I have the attributes [to be a captain].
“I’d like to think that I can do it in the future and, if that chance came along, I would jump on it straight away.”
Current captains Phil Jagielka and Sylvain Distin are still thought to be in line for the captains armband in the future and Stones has discussed how he is learning of the two experienced defenders.
Stones added: “It’s been massive for my learning curve to play alongside Jags [Jagielka] and Sylvain [Distin].
“They are experienced pros and to learn off them day in and day out and in games is helping me as a person.
“They are leaders and hopefully I can keep learning off them to get better as a player.”