Sunderland signs Rodwell

English outfit, Sunderland have announced the acquisition of Jack Rodwell on a five year deal for a an undisclosed deal.

The 23-year old has brought an end to a torrid time at the Etihad Stadium which was blighted by injuries as he could only make a paltry sum of 28 appearances in all competitions during his stay at the club.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Rodwell had agreed a switch to join Gus Poyet’s side as Sunderland seek to improve on last season’s finish of 14th

The 3 capped English international has spoken of his delight to join Gus Poyet’s men and cannot wait to get started with the Black Cats.

“I met up with the head coach and all the people involved with the club. They told me about the club and their vision and it swayed me,” Rodwell told Sunderland’s official website.

“It’s such a good club with passionate fans and I can’t wait to get on board. This is a great place for me to be.”

Rodwell becomes Poyet’s fifth signing of the close-season following the arrivals of Costel Pantilimon, Billy Jones, Jordi Gomez and Patrick van Aanholt.