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Man City defender Stones takes number of departing Zabaleta

Manchester City defender John Stones has taken the number of recently departed club legend Pablo Zabaleta.

The 23-year old, who City bought from Everton for £47.5m last summer, was given the number 24 jersey when he arrived at the club.

Now, after a disappointing debut campaign, Stones has transferred to the number 5, and he'll be hoping some of Zabaleta's 'cult-hero' status rubs off on him next season.

Andrew Maclean
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