Originally Posted by S.K
People saying welcome to the bench etc.. Rodwell wasnt a starter for us anyway, especially over the last 18 months when form dipped + Injuries
I actually think this is a good transfer for all involved;
Rodwell - decent pay increase and will get chances at city given they have a 50+ game season. still young enough if it doesn't work out he will be moving somewhere else when he is 24-5
City - sign a decent young English player at reasonable price. If he has better luck with injuries I think he will be a very good player.
Everton - good money for a player who probably wouldn't get in the first XI, has injury issues and suffered dip in form. Plus we have a better youngster in the same position in Ross Barkley.
good quote from Moyes "I sold him...not the board...me, I sold him. We've outlaid on pienaar and Naismith, would like a couple of others , probably loans if I'm honest, ....but we wish him well"
also rumours of a decent prem centre mid on the move so we may get him as Rodwell's replacement