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first_img The 23-year-old failed to make his mark at the Etihad Stadium in two injury-plagued seasons after leaving Everton, and will now hope for a fresh start on Wearside. No fee was announced by either club for a player capped three times by England, but reports put the figure around the £10million mark. Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Manchester City on a five-year deal. Rodwell was at one time viewed as one of the brightest young England hopes after making his debut for Everton at the age of 16 in 2007. He became a regular for Everton, making 109 appearances before joining City for £12million in the summer of 2012 despite missing out on Euro 2012 due to a hamstring injury. His career at the Etihad stalled however, not helped by further injury problems, and he made only seven Premier League starts during his time at City. He will not be the first player to leave City in order to attempt to resurrect his career at Sunderland – winger Adam Johnson made the same switch in 2012 with notable success, while Joe Hart’s understudy Costel Pantilimon has followed this summer. However Johnson claimed last season it was almost impossible for players not belonging to the eight leading Premier League clubs to break into Roy Hodgson’s England squad ahead of the World Cup. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Chelsea star Eden Hazard 1 Chelsea star Eden Hazard has revealed that Ajax tried to sign him when he was a youngster.Jose Mourinho confirmed yesterday that Chelsea were in talks over a new contract for the Belgian, who was voted the PFA’s Young Player of the Year last season.Hazard is reportedly set to sign a new £200,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge, making him one of the club’s top earners.However, the 23-year-old has now revealed he very nearly began his career with Dutch giants Ajax.“I still remember that Ajax were concrete,” Hazard told Voetbal International.“I was 12-years-old and I went with my amateur side to a tournament at Standard Liege. I think I played quite well because Ajax, one of the other participants, did some checking up.“Anyway, ultimately it did not happen and two years later I went to join the youth team at Lille.”last_img read more

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