Select a Team

Transfer news: Sunderland agree deal for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell

Last Updated: 05/08/14 3:54pm

  • Share:

Jack Rodwell is at Sunderland's training ground as he nears a move to the North East on a five-year deal.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Jack Rodwell has arrived in Sunderland as Gus Poyet closes in on a deal for the Manchester City midfielder.

Sunderland have been in advanced talks for the England international and a fee of around £10m has been agreed between the two clubs on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old made just 10 appearances for City last season having been hampered by a series of injuries since his arrival from Everton in a £12million move in the summer of 2012. 

More games that matter

Click here to see Sky Sports’ unrivalled schedule of live Premier League fixtures

The arrival of Fernando from Porto has increased the competition for places in City's star-studded line-up.

The Southport-born player is keen for regular first-team football as he looks to kick-start his career and boost his chances of adding to his three England caps, the last of which came against Brazil in a friendly at the Maracana in June 2013.

Poyet's transfer business so far this summer has been of the low-key variety, with Jordi Gomez, Billy Jones and Costel Pantilimon signing on free transfers and Chelsea fringe player Patrick van Aarnholt also arriving.

A £14m move for Fabio Borini, who spent last season in Wearside on loan, has stalled after he suffered a shoulder injury during Liverpool's pre-season tour of the United States.

  • Share:


Summer Transfer Window 2014

Igor Vetokele: Provided a goal threat for Charlton

Who bagged a transfer bargain?

Who bagged a transfer window bargain? We examine the Sky Bet Football League's best value summer signings.

Florent Malouda: Currently a free agent

Malouda denies Blues link

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has distanced himself from a link to Birmingham.

Morgan Schneiderlin: Will give his all for Southampton

Schneiderlin switches focus

Morgan Schneiderlin wanted out of Southampton over the summer, but has switched his focus back to events at St Mary's.

Related Profiles

Most Popular


Chelsea's battlers

Chelsea's battlers

How Chelsea showed at Stoke that they have the toughness as well as the quality to triumph.

Five talking points

Five talking points

We reflect on the big issues arising from Liverpool's thrilling 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield.

Sunderland stand firm

Sunderland stand firm

Adam Johnson starred at St James' Park - but Sunderland's defence deserve plaudits.