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Manchester City agreed deal for Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell

Updated: Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 21:45 | Comments

Jack Rodwell has joined Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City
Jack Rodwell has joined Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City

Midfielder Jack Rodwell has completed his switch from Everton to Manchester City.

Rodwell came through a medical this afternoon as his new team-mates were defeating Chelsea in the Community Shield and has signed a five-year contract.

Although the fee was undisclosed, it is believed to be in the region of £12m.

There are a number of add-ons as part of the contract, which could eventually push that fee up towards £15m.

Rodwell will wear the number 17 shirt vacated by Jerome Boateng when he joined Bayern Munich last year.

The 21-year-old will have little chance to get to know most of his new team-mates though, as he will immediately join up with the England squad for Wednesday's friendly with Italy in Berne.

"I relish the opportunity of playing with some of the best players in the world and continuing my development," Rodwell told www.mcfc.co.uk.

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