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Rodwell Set To Transfer Out From Sunderland

We often do not realize the psychological impact that injuries on the field can affect certain players.


We often hear about the injuries that players have suffered on the field and take in the news without batting an eyelid. However, one such instance where repeated injuries had a prolonged effect on a player is Jack Rodwell. He is a player of great caliber, known to have played several league games and had also been considered to be skipper of England’s team. Today Jack is yet to get back to form since the several injuries he suffered has caused a mental setback in him. This has happened since the time he joined up Sunderland.

Rodwell came to Sunderland from 2014 before which he has played for teams like Everton after which he was with Manchester City. Sam Allardyce stated that Jack has been plagued with injuries from the time he started to play for Sunderland. The team has been supportive so that Jack can overcome the pain and the trauma of the injuries and be back in form on the playing field. There had been instances when he had to take up 50 injections for different injuries he sustained within a span of 5 days. Read more »

Jack Rodwell is eager to represent England at the international stage

Jack Rodwell wants to get back with the England national football team and get consistent playing time.

The 25 year old English midfielder dropped down from the pecking order of the national side but he wants to get it back, this will be a very difficult dream to accomplish for Jack Rodwell as he is not even a regular starter for Sunderland.


Sunderland is a relegation threatened club and Jack Rodwell has not managed to secure a starting role spot of the Premier League club. Injuries is something that has seriously affected the playing career of Jack Rodwell as he has missed out from a number of matches for Sunderland but even when he is fully fit, Rodwell has had to settle with a place on the sidelines for the majority of the season.

Even though Rodwell is not going through the best of times from his playing career, the English midfielder is confident that he will get back to his best and recover his spot in the England national football team.

Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell said: “Since January I’ve been completely fine. I’ve hardly missed a session and am feeling fit. In the last three years, this has been my biggest run where I have not been injured.’’ Read more »

RODWELL SET TO MOVE BACK?

Jack Rodwell’s spell in Manchester City has seen him struggling since he made his move to the club in August of 2012. Being able to make less than 20 appearances for City, it’s a completely different time for the player that made his way into the reserve team of Everton at the age of 15 and later broke the record for being the youngest player to represent Everton in Europe as he was only 16 years old.

The defensive midfielder has failed to secure a place in the starting lineup of Manuel Pellegrini as well as being plagued with injuries that have further left him out of action in Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez is interested in bringing back Rodwell to Everton and he even attempted on signing the midfielder during the January transfer window but failed on doing so but will once more attempt on signing him in the summer.

Everton has recently suffered defeats against Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool which has seen the team of Roberto Martinez being knocked out of the FA Cup and falling into lower spots in the Premier League but despite all of those recent negative results, Martinez believes that the squad has been improving.

“I think at the beginning of the season you get those teams who are expected to win titles because of the financial approach,” he said. “We are in a position where, because of our football club and our history, we should be expecting to win titles. It is going to be a bit of a process but I think you saw we are not far from being able to go to Arsenal and be able to get through to an FA Cup semi-final.

“Now it’s a matter of making sure the small margins get affected in our favour and we can progress without expecting to go into big places like the Emirates and be beaten. The performances are showing that we’re starting to develop that belief so the next stage is to be able to reflect it in the scoreline.” Martinez said.

EVERTON CHASED RODWELL

It has been revealed that Everton came close to re-signing Jack Rodwell from Manchester City at least a season-long loan deal. The former blue has found it difficult to get first team opportunities at City due to the presence of players like Yaya Touré and Fernandinho. Further, he has also been suffering from numerous injury problems throughout his career. Rodwell is understood to have been keen to play regular first-team football with the World Cup coming up in less than a few months. Since Manuel Pellegrini has been unable to use him ahead of Touré and Fernandinho, a loan deal was viewed as the ideal solution for both parties.

Everton were interested in taking him on a loan deal, but were unable to do so due to Premier league rules. According to the rules, a club cannot have two players on loan from a single club. Hence, Everton decided to buy Gareth Barry, who is already on at Goodison Park, on a permanent basis so that they could bring Rodwell on a loan deal. It is understood that they offered around £ 1 million for Barry, but City are unable to accept the offer since they could not agree a deal to bring Fernando from FC Porto.

The Portuguese club placed a £ 40 million pricetag on Fernando’s head.

“It’s important to understand we have performed really well this season. The summer window is very different to the January window. The January window is a gamble. That means you can go for players no-one expects to be available or, if your season has not been good enough, you need to gamble to change things around. If you look at the top performing teams then Manchester City have not signed anyone and Arsenal bought one player as cover,” said Martinez after the transfer window.

RODWELL HAPPY AT CITY

The new Manchester city midfielder Jack Rodwell has said that he is extremely happy to sign with the Premier league champions and has said that it is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a club of this stature. Jack Rodwell has been linked with some of the biggest names in world football like Manchester United and Chelsea in the last few seasons. However, both the clubs have not been able to agree a fee with Everton for the services of the England midfielder. Manchester city managed to nab the player in a £ 15 million deal that will see him join the Premier league champions.

Speaking on the occasion of his unveiling, Jack Rodwell has said that it is a great opportunity to join a club like Manchester city and he feels that he will win a lot of trophies in the future. Jack Rodwell was initially expected to follow Wayne Rooney to Manchester United, but he has signed for the arch rivals Manchester city. There have been doubts that Jack Rodwell will not be getting regular first-team football at Manchester city, but the former Everton player reckons that he has to fight for a spot in the first-team at any club.

“It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I believe in my ability. No matter what squad I go to, I always feel I can add something to it. It will be an exciting place to go, playing with amazing players. It is a chance to win things. They won the league last year and I’m sure they will look to improve on that, especially in the Champions League as well. I’m going to have to be patient but I’m still young,” said Jack Rodwell. Rodwell has said that he is hoping that his injury problems will finally start to disappear.

FUTURE OF EVERTON

Everton legend Peter Reid has said that he expects the midfield trio of Jack Rodwell and Ross Barkley to become the future of Everton in the next couple of seasons. The England under 21 international Jack Rodwell was regarded as the big thing to come from Everton after Wayne Rooney. However, he has suffered numerous injury problems in the last few seasons, which have proved to be extremely detrimental in his efforts to improve as a player. In the meantime, the 18-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley has emerged as another potential star from the Everton youth academy.

Peter Reid, who is regarded as a legend at Goodison Park, has said that he is extremely confident that both these players will prove to be standing for Everton in the near future. He expects them to continue development in various stages over the next few years before they start to perform as people expect them to do. Jack Rodwell and Ross Barkley, however, have been linked with moves away from Goodison Park. It is expected that both these players will help Everton get around £ 60 million in transfer fees, which can then be reinvested in improving the whole squad. Peter Reid, however, thinks that Everton should keep both these players.

“We’ve had Naismith come in and there’s speculation about Pienaar. Hopefully the two young lads, (Jack) Rodwell and (Ross)Barkley will be fit and put pressure on for a first team place as well. Jelavic in the last transfer window was a master-stroke. If they can actually get Pienaar it would be great, and then you’re looking at a really strong, well-balanced squad which you would want at any football club,” said the former Everton player Peter Reid ahead of the start of the pre-season. David Moyes has just past the decade mark in charge of Everton.