Roberto Martinez reckons “Every single Evertonian can be extremely proud to keep one of our most treasured younger players” in John Stones.
Martinez: “John Stones will be ready [to play against Spurs] because he is in the perfect environment,
“It’s been an emotional time for everyone but John is one of our most loved assets and he’ll be ready.
“The chairman was really strong yesterday, he’s put things very, very clear.
“It’s vitally important to show that we have got our own ambitions and our own projects and we don’t rely on big offers coming in.
“Many, many football clubs would have try to get the biggest deal they could do and take the money and allow the sale to happen.
“It shows we’ve got an incredible chairman and all he wants is the best for the football club, he’s being doing that for many, many years and hasn’t been given the credit he deserves.
“Every single Evertonian can be extremely proud to keep one of our most treasured younger players and make sure we build a winning team.
“It seems like money can buy anything these days and clearly what we stand for at Everton is more important values – in football and in life – that they are more important than money.”