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Football: Rodwell joins Sunderland from Man City

Published on Aug 6, 2014 7:27 AM
Jack Rodwell in action during an England match against Azerbaijan in the 2013 UEFA European Under 21 Championship. -- PHOTO: ACTION IMAGES

LONDON (AFP) - English midfielder Jack Rodwell will attempt to resurrect his career at Sunderland after the Premier League club on Tuesday announced his arrival from Manchester City on a five-year contract.

"Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City," the northeast club announced on their website.

Rodwell, 23, spent two years at City after signing from Everton in 2012, but injuries prevented him from making an impact at the Etihad Stadium.

Sunderland did not disclose the fee they had paid for Rodwell, who has won three England caps, but British media reports said that it was around £10 million ($16.9 million, 12.6 million euros).

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