Stones now ranks alongside Luiz as the most expensive defender in football history.
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John Stones became the second most expensive defender in football history Tuesday, joining Manchester City for 47.5 million pounds ($62 million) as the latest solution to the club's defensive issues.Embarrassingly for City, the club was beaten to the announcement of their latest high-profile signing by UEFA, which listed Stones in the English team's squad for the Champions League playoff round about 45 minutes before City tweeted the center-back had joined.Stones, who had a transfer request at Everton rejected last year following repeated bids by Chelsea, has been heavily linked with City since the end of last season. But he still hadn't officially joined City by the time UEFA listed Stones in the team's squad for the Champions League playoff round against Steaua Bucharest.
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