Former Everton midfielder, Jack Rodwell, has signed for Manchester City. Rodwell has joined the club on a contract of 5 years. Rodwell successfully passed a medical test on 12th of August and his contract got finalized. Rodwell is the first player to be signed by Manchester City this summer. Rodwell will join the Manchester City squad after a few days. He is currently with the England national team. England has to play a friendly match against Italy on 15th of August. After that match, Rodwell will join the City squad.
After signing the contract, Rodwell said that he is going to miss Everton a lot. Rodwell had been playing for Everton since the last 7 years. When he was just 14 years of age, he had played his first match for the youth team of Everton. He made his debut for the senior team of Everton only at the age of 16. He played his debut match against Alkmaar Zaanstreek (a Dutch club). Rodwell’s first goal for Everton was against Aston Villa in a match of the FA cup. As per Rodwell, he had been with Everton since the age of 7. He has learnt all his football here. This club has given him a lot and it has been wonderful to represent Everton for so many years. However, Rodwell looked delighted after signing for Manchester City. He told the reporters that Manchester City is one of the oldest clubs around and it is fantastic to join such a traditional club.
The Manchester City squad is full of talented players and Rodwell might struggle to find a place in the first team. On being asked about that, Rodwell said that he has full confidence in his ability. Whenever he gets a chance to go on the field, he would try to make a mark.