City agree fee for Everton star Rodwell

City agree fee for Everton star Rodwell

Manchester City have made their plunge into the summer transfer market by agreeing a fee for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell.

Only on Friday, manager Roberto Mancini was bemoaning the lack of new signings at the Premier League champions.

But ahead of today’s Community Shield encounter with Chelsea at Villa Park, it was confirmed City had agreed a fee for Rodwell.

“Everton have agreed an undisclosed fee with Manchester City for the transfer of Jack Rodwell,'' said the Merseyside outfit in an official statement.

“The midfielder is set to undergo a medical with the Premier League champions on Sunday.”

The 21-year-old won his first England cap last season and has previously been linked with Manchester United.

Although he has been troubled by injury problems throughout his short career, robbing him of the chance of featuring at this summer’s Olympics, Rodwell has been rated in the £20m bracket and is seen as a regular international of the future.

He was named in Roy Hodgson’s squad for next Wednesday’s friendly with Italy in Switzerland.

More in this Section

FAI to seek government help to deal with cost of Covid-19FAI to seek government help to deal with cost of Covid-19

Tyson Fury will ‘never tire of beating Deontay Wilder’Tyson Fury will ‘never tire of beating Deontay Wilder’

Jamie Murray thinks Wimbledon will be cancelled-Rescheduling will be difficult Jamie Murray thinks Wimbledon will be cancelled-Rescheduling will be difficult

Football rumours from the mediaFootball rumours from the media


Lifestyle

Interiors voyeurism will never go out of style – not least when we’re all confined to barracks and eyeing up neglected corners of our own residences that could do with TLC.Home of the Year: Three doors swing open tonight to offer us a welcome distraction

With (hopefully) better weather on the way along with the longer evenings, gardening and nature offer a nice distraction to the news cycle.Podcast Corner: Green fingers and creature comforts

From Kaia Gerber to Oprah Winfrey, why not let a famous face choose your next read?The 4 best celebrity book clubs to virtually join

The tips and home treatments to stop your skin from backsliding.The Skin Nerd: How can I maintain my skin results at home?

More From The Irish Examiner