Published on August 5th, 2014 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Jack Rodwell completes £10m move to Sunderland
Sunderland have signed Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell on a five-year deal
Earlier today, the 23-year old joined Gus Poyet’s side for a fee of around £10m.
The England international joined City from Everton for £12m back in 2012, but made only 26 appearances for the club due to ongoing injury problems and tough competition from fellow team-mates Fernandinho, Yaya Toure and Javi Garcia.
Rodwell is now the second high-profile Englishman to leave the Etihad Stadium this summer, after Gareth Barry signed for Everton at the beginning of July.
Having failed UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules last season, the Blues must name at least five home-grown players in their 21-man Champions League squad this season.
The fact that Frank Lampard has now joined us on loan for six months from New York City FC should help to resolve this issue.