Official: Rodwell completes Manchester City move

The 21-year-old midfielder, who has two caps for England, has passed a medical and finalized his switch to the Premier League champion from Everton on a five-year deal.
Jack Rodwell has completed his transfer from Everton to Manchester City on a five-year deal.

The England international midfielder joins the Premier League champion for an undisclosed fee, which reports place at between 15 million and 18m pounds, including a chunk in add-on payments. The Toffees accepted a bid from Roberto Mancini's side on Sunday and Rodwell completed a medical while his new side was defeating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield.

"It is an honor to be signing for the champions," the 21-year-old told the official Everton website. "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.

"I have a special relationship with the [Everton] chairman, Mr [Bill] Kenwright, who did not want me to leave but this was an opportunity I could not refuse," Rodwell continued.

"I would like to place on record my thanks to everyone at Everton Football Club. The manager [David Moyes] 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."

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