Everton Agrees Fee With Manchester City For Jack Rodwell; Reportedly £15million

Manchester City is about to make their first signing of the summer after Everton has agreed to sell midfielder Jack Rodwell to City for an undisclosed fee reported to be £15million.

According to Everton, Rodwell is set to undergo a medical with Manchester City today.

Rodwell made his full Everton debut at the age of just 16 years. The gifted midfielder has long rumored to have been a transfer target for other big Premier League sides including Manchester United. However, Manchester City looks set to secure his signature, which will certainly satisfy Roberto Mancini who has been quite vocal in the press regarding his frustration at how slow and quiet his club has been in the transfer window due to football director Brian Marwood allegedly stalling on several potential deals.

For Everton, the reported £15million will be a tremendous boost to the club’s transfer kitty. Knowing David Moyes, he’ll be able to sign 2-3 players in this transfer window to help strengthen the side.

Meanwhile, for Manchester City, the forthcoming acquisition of Jack Rodwell will boost Manchester City’s depth in midfield. But worryingly for Rodwell, he may spend most of this season on the bench unless there are injury problems for his teammates at City.

What’s your opinion about Everton agreeing a fee with Manchester City for Jack Rodwell? Is this a good move for Everton, City and Rodwell? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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9 thoughts on “Everton Agrees Fee With Manchester City For Jack Rodwell; Reportedly £15million”

  1. Yaya Toure (as well as Kolo) will leave in January for African Cup of Nations. He’ll get a good run out during that time as well as in cup matches and against lesser teams in the EPL. Mancini will want to keep Yaya fresh for the Champions League.

  2. Kinda of gutted but not as much as I would be if Baines or Fellaini would of been sold. I doubt Moyes gets any of that money since we got the duo from Rangers and we do have a debt to the Bankers.

  3. 15 million pounds for a fringe player on City… I know Everton finances are near the bone, but this is not good for English football. Rodwell will always on on the outside looking in with the national team as he will never be match sharp, and when you have a team with a 3rd team better then the lower half, it is not competitive or interesting.

    We want to say the PL is the best in the world, but when at the start there are only 3 maybe 4 teams that have a shot at the title, then it isn’t the best, it is predictable. Who will want to see Man City V Norwich?
    and speaking of Norwich, away tickets are now £45…Norwich.

  4. Everton Fans: ALLEN IS A WASTE A 15 MILLION!!!!!

    The next day…..

    Rodwell is well worth 15 million.

    Homerism at its finest.

  5. Rodwell is a solid player but not worth the price. How is he going to fit into City’s plans if he’s not even a first choice for Everton?

    Interested to see who Everton brings in with this. Sure, the banks are getting some money, but Moyes will absolutely have some to spend. Maybe Donovan on a permanent basis, was truly marvelous on their skint right side in his two loan spells.

  6. As the earlier poster said, he will definitely get some work in when Yaya Toure is out for the Africa Cup of Nations.

    Rodwell is a good young player and 15M is not really overpaying. I’m a big fan of the folks at TransferMarkt and that’s about where they had his market value.

  7. Yesterday Silva didn’t start against Chelsea. Nasri looks sharp and Teves is back to what appears his best. Fifteen million is pocket money for City, but part time football is not what Rodwell needs.

  8. It does make you wonder why Rodwell would do something like this. He has his whole career in front of him and he’s chosen to go down the Adam Johnson path. Weird. But hey, that’s money, I suppose.

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