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Rodwell City Move Complete

Midfielder signs five-year deal for undisclosed fee.

Rodwell City Move Complete

Jack Rodwell has completed his transfer to Manchester City.

The midfielder has joined the Premier League champions for an undisclosed fee after Everton accepted a bid on Sunday.

He underwent a medical and agreed personal terms with City, penning a five-year contract.

Rodwell, now 21, has been at Everton since the age of seven, making his senior debut in 2007, aged 16.

He thanked all those people who have played a part in his career and revealed that Everton did not want to sell him.

He said: "I have a special relationship with the Chairman, Mr Kenwright, who did not want me to leave but this was an opportunity I could not refuse.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to everyone at Everton Football Club. The manager has been brilliant for me and helped make me the player that I am today.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to him and all the coaching staff and players who have worked with me since I joined the academy as a seven-year-old. Finally I would like to thank all the fans who have been amazing during my years at Everton. I have enjoyed every minute of my time there and I wish everyone at the club the best of luck for the new season and beyond."

A new chapter in the Birkdale-born player's career now opens with the Premier League champions.

Rodwell continued: "Turning to Manchester City, it is an honour to be signing for the champions.

"I relish the opportunity of playing with some of the best players in the world and continuing my development.

"I look forward to working with Mr Mancini and his coaching staff and ultimately playing in front of the City fans at the Etihad Stadium. It will be an amazing experience to make my debut in front of them. The hard work starts today as I start to help contribute to the club winning more silverware."

stephen lloydMATT JARVIS OR ADAM JOHNSON TO REPLACE RODWELL

Monday 13th August 21:34 Report Comment

stephen lloydmatt jarvis or adam johnson to replace rodwell

Monday 13th August 20:19 Report Comment

Torin HarteIt's reported to be 12 million rising to 17 million

Monday 13th August 18:13 Report Comment

George DunnGood luck Jack. As one door closes another one opens. Come everton lets use the money to buy a couple of players. COYB.

Monday 13th August 16:07 Report Comment

alan mcnallygood luck jack.give dm the money.coyb

Monday 13th August 17:54 Report Comment

gary knightsaid weeks ago id rather see rodwell go than baines never lived up to his hype cant c him getting in the city team lets hope we get some of the money to strenghten the squad

Monday 13th August 15:31 Report Comment

David CallinAll the best Jack hope you progress well. Looks like good business for a player who was still really only fringe here... lets invest the money well: right winger and another forward to support Jelly!

Monday 13th August 13:10 Report Comment

David Moorheadgood luck mate!

Monday 13th August 12:09 Report Comment

richard beckAnother Lescott - went for the money.

Monday 13th August 10:49 Report Comment

John Grimesstop all the backslappin ,would have got 20mill from man u yrs ago but the kids been injured for the last 3 yrs, get what you can for him now. good luck,,

Monday 13th August 10:47 Report Comment

leon brittongood look rods hope u have a good season because we no we are this is r season for siliver wear and try and break the top 4 imwt

Monday 13th August 10:35 Report Comment

Alwyn jonesThis could have been done week`s ago,yet again the week before the season starts wee have money in the bank,and wee will pay way too much money for someone.

Monday 13th August 10:26 Report Comment

patrick liddanePity, he is gone. But can the club confirm the price as Bbc says 12 mill rising to 17 and sky says 15 mill rising to 18??

Monday 13th August 09:51 Report Comment

Michael RutherfordWhat's the bet he'll be back on loan to us in January having made 2 appearances for City in the League Cup and warmed their bench like Pienaar at Spurs?

Monday 13th August 09:31 Report Comment

Paul GraingerDisappointed to see him leave but if he didn't want to stay then its for the best. At least he was dignified in his actions so all the best to him. Just hope we can reinvest now.

Monday 13th August 09:07 Report Comment

DAVID HODGSONI wish him well, but to be honest I really don't think he will be missed that much he's to injury prone and the best he will be a bench warmer at City

Monday 13th August 08:30 Report Comment

Mick TubmanGood luck Jack but the grass isn't always greener on the other side

Monday 13th August 07:21 Report Comment

Ann CoathupShow the doubters what you can do Jack. All the best, sorry you have gone. Come back one day.

Monday 13th August 07:14 Report Comment

Michael Westonwhat a rubbish comment from Mancini about him going to a club who plays to win !!!!

Monday 13th August 07:08 Report Comment

brian kirkwoodundisclosed fee of 12million not really good that like is it! then again maybe it is good?

Monday 13th August 05:47 Report Comment

Brendan JonesGood Luck Jack!!!!!

Monday 13th August 01:23 Report Comment

Steven LaceyGood luck Jack

Monday 13th August 00:33 Report Comment

If the fee is 12mil rising to 15mil then I think this is poor business for us compared with fees for other young British players.

Monday 13th August 00:11 Report Comment

Jayne SmithLet's get some signages with the cash now. Moyes can get some new boys. C.O.Y.B.

Monday 13th August 00:02 Report Comment

Harry SlocombeJack looked excellent as a youngster but what with injuries etc. he just didn't make it. Good luck to the lad!

Sunday 12th August 23:54 Report Comment

joe blumkinGood luck, Jack. Hope those hamstrings hold up!!

Sunday 12th August 23:37 Report Comment

Stanley GordonLOYALTY. HA HA

Sunday 12th August 23:35 Report Comment

Carl WilliamsWe finally have money for Donovan!!!

Sunday 12th August 23:22 Report Comment

william brierlysorry to see you go jack but why aren't we being told the transfer fee

Sunday 12th August 23:13 Report Comment

philip robertsAnother waste of a talent,wont get a game for city,probably disappear now,like Jeffers etc... shame

Sunday 12th August 23:04 Report Comment

Grant ShipcottAll the best Jack. No hard feelings. Hope you go on to have a long and successful career.

Sunday 12th August 23:00 Report Comment

Peter MurphyGood luck in the future Jack, hope all goes well for you, hope it benefits the team with future transfers

Sunday 12th August 22:40 Report Comment

Benjamin RobertsWould like to see Adam Johnson come the other way

Sunday 12th August 22:38 Report Comment

Gary FlanneryBest of luck in the future jack.

Sunday 12th August 22:35 Report Comment

Martin RobertsIve heard its £9 million plus add ons to make it £12 million overall

Sunday 12th August 22:07 Report Comment

steve williamsLets hope Moysie get a few quid to spend

Sunday 12th August 21:43 Report Comment

John WilliamsI'm happy he's gone I think he has no potential at all to be honest

Sunday 12th August 21:36 Report Comment

John CallonAccording to BBC Sport the fee is £12 million which could rise to £17 mill. So where is the reported £20 million? or is that just media talk

Sunday 12th August 21:35 Report Comment

Wai Kin LowI really like this lad but it is probably for the best for rodwell and the club. He did not progress much since his first season so probably it allows the club to bring a right winger to the club

Sunday 12th August 21:22 Report Comment

Sean GrennanAll the best in the future Jack #OnceABlue

Sunday 12th August 21:21 Report Comment
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