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Aug 6, 2014

Jack Rodwell targets England recall

Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Manchester City.

Jack Rodwell has targeted an England recall after completing his move from Manchester City to Sunderland.

- Randall: Rodwell signs as Sunderland take shape

The 23-year-old, who cost a reported fee of 10 million pounds, has signed a five-year contract at the Stadium of Light and hopes to revive his career after a frustrating two years at the Etihad Stadium.

Rodwell won his third and last England cap against Brazil in June 2013 but only made one league start for City last season as he dropped out of contention for a place in the international team.

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"Watching the World Cup left a little bit of a bitter taste in my mouth," he told the club's official website. "I was supporting the team 100 percent but I also wanted to be there so I think it's time I put that right, get back playing and get back in the squad."

Rodwell only began 10 games in all competitions during two, injury-hit years at City following his 2012 move from Everton.

And he added: "Without doubt the last couple of seasons I have not played nearly enough football as I have wanted to play.

"The regular football is the most important thing for me, to play football and get back to enjoying it, so this is a great place for me to be.

"It's such a good club with passionate fans and I can't wait to get on board."

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