John Stones takes Pablo Zabaleta’s number 5 shirt at Manchester City – City Watch

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John Stones will wear the number 5 shirt at Manchester City next season with the official club shop offering prints of that number with his name on the new kits.

The number 5 shirt has been vacated by the outgoing Pablo Zabaleta, who today officially agreed to join West Ham when his Man City contract expires on July 1.

Stones taking the shirt could be a symbolic gesture of how highly Pep Guardiola and the club rate the 22-year-old defender, who some believe could be a future club captain.

This change has yet to be officially confirmed by the club, but with the store offering it, you can consider it a sure thing!