Manchester City welcomes Everton midfielder Jack Rowell
Everton finally said farewell to their coveted midfielder Jack Rodwell today. Officials from the Mereseyside club have confirmed that the English international is travelling to Eastlands for his medical test at Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini’s recent complaints about lack of transfer activity have played a large role in Jack Rodwell’s imminent signing.
Jack Rodwell, who has already made two appearances for England, is expected to appear for the Three Lions in a friendly against Italy on Wednesday.
Sources within Manchester City have revealed that Jack Rodwell is set for a long term contract with the Eastlands. A number of English clubs including Manchester City’s archrivals Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal showed transfer interest in the youngster this summer.
Nonetheless, Everton’s official website has confirmed that they have agreed to a transfer deal with Manchester City for their midfielder Jack Rodwell. According to reports, Jack Rodwell’s transfer fee is expected to be around £15 million.
Jack Rodwell’s signing will end Nigel de Jong’s career at Manchester City. The Netherlands international played a marginalrole in Manchester City’s successful title run last season. Nigel de Jong has been under contract with Manchester City for nearly three and a half years.
Roberto Mancini wants to inject new blood in Manchester City’s midfield. With Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure aging fast, Roberto Mancini has to prepare replacements. Moreover, Roberto Mancini wants to more variety in his midfield. Therefore, a utility midfielder like Jack Rodwell will be a perfect signing for Manchester City.
Jack Rodwell is expected to play the role of a defensive midfielder at the Eastlands. The 21-year-old central midfielder has already made 109 appearances for Everton. Jack Rodwell is expected to be a long term replacement for Manchester City veteran Gareth Barry.
Featuring in the first team will be a hard task for Jack Rodwell. Nonetheless, Jack Rodwell will play a prominent role in Manchester City’s squad in coming years.
Roberto Mancini is eager to buff up his defense this season. The former Inter Milan manager is trying to sign in Liverpool center backs Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel.
So far, Liverpool has managed to keep them at bay, but a considerably large raise in pay and the chance to play for English Premier League champions will tempt any player to play for Manchester City.
Manchester City is expected to announce Jack Rodwell’s signing on Monday.