Rodwell excited by dream move
August 13, 2012 08:21:29 UK
Jack Rodwell has described his move to Manchester City from Everton as "a dream come true".
The 21-year-old completed his switch on Sunday, signing a five-year-deal for a fee which could rise to £18million.
The midfielder could make his debut for the Premier League champions, who are 51.00 to retain their title, next weekend against Southampton after joining up with England for their friendly against Italy.
I've just got to work my way into the manager's plans and hopefully things will go well. Jack Rodwell
"Man City are a massive club, the league champions, so it's a once in a lifetime opportunity. It's a dream come true," Rodwell told the club's official website.
"Obviously I knew the squad is immense with talent here but I believe in my ability. I've just got to work my way into the manager's plans and hopefully things will go well.
"The hard work starts today as I start to help contribute to the club winning more silverware. The season has started really well with the Community Shield win."
City boss Roberto Mancini says Rodwell, despite being a full England international, will be one for the future.
"Jack is a good player. He is young. It is the first time he is in a club that plays to win and it will be different for him," said the Italian.
"But in a couple of years I am sure he will be a top and stronger midfielder. He has good quality."
City are 10.00 to defeat Southampton 2-1 on Sunday, and are 1.66 to keep a clean sheet.
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