John Stones or Raphael Varane? Effectively, this debate almost triggered issues to kick off within the talkSPORT studios on Friday.
Drivetime host Andy Goldstein couldn’t imagine his ears when Jamie O’Hara stated England star Stones is healthier than World Cup winner Varane.
Man City defender Stones improved massively final season and was a star for the Three Lions as they reached the ultimate of Euro 2020.
Varane didn’t have such a great Euro 2020 as France suffered a shock last-16 exit however the 28-year-old has had a wonderful profession to this point.
The Actual Madrid man has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United this summer season however O’Hara doesn’t assume it might be as a lot as a coup as many assume.
However how do the pair’s stats from final season examine? It’s also possible to watch Jamie and Andy’s heated debate on Stones and Varane above.
Stones vs Varane
Stats per 90 minutes within the 2020/21 league season
Share of dribblers tackled: 50
Dribbled previous: 0.33
Share of dribblers tackled: 57.1
Dribbled previous: 0.3
Later within the present Jamie likened Stones to ex-Man United and England star Rio Ferdinand.
“I like John Stones, I’ve all the time favored him. He’s a superb soccer participant,” he added.
“He’s the closest factor we’ve needed to Rio Ferdinand, who together with John Terry, was one of the best centre-half within the Premier League.
“I like watching John Stones, I take pleasure in watching the way in which he performs. He’s calm, he’s composed but in addition a superb defender.
“Final season you had Ruben Dias alongside him which turned him into an excellent higher defender as a result of he had somebody with him.
“I feel with Varane he’s going to have that with Maguire however in my view I’d quite have John Stones in my staff.
“I feel with Varane he’s going to have that with Maguire however in my view I’d quite have John Stones in my staff.”
“If Varane’s that good, why is he leaving Actual Madrid at 28 years outdated? Why not give him a brand new deal? In the event that they thought he was that good they wouldn’t be letting him depart. Manchester City aren’t letting John Stones depart…”