13 Aug 2012

Manchester City complete Jack Rodwell signing

9:50 am on 13 August 2012

Manchester City have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Everton on a five-year contract only hours after beating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield match.

The 21-year-old England international is the first major summer signing for City, who begin their attempt to defend their Premier League title at home to Southampton this weekend.

Rodwell had made 85 appearances for Liverpool-based club Everton, and has been capped by England twice.