OFFICIAL: Midfielder signs five-year contract.
Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.
The highly sought-after 23-year-old has penned a five-year deal on Wearside and joins for an undisclosed fee.
Rodwell rose through the ranks at Everton, making his debut at the age of 16 in a European tie against AZ Alkmaar in December 2007.
His league bow – as a substitute against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light – came three months later before the Southport-born midfielder went on to become a regular for the Toffees.
Rodwell, who has been capped on three occasions at senior level by England, made 109 appearances for Everton before joining Manchester City in summer 2012.