City have confirmed they have been tracking Jack Rodwell for two years. They realise that he has got huge potential and they are hoping that they can give him the stage to fulfill that potential.
David Moyes couldn't wait any longer for Jack Rodwell to come through and took the money and ran.
Has Moyesy called it right?
Right hand man David Platt said: "When you look at a player for too long - you think that could be negative or a flaw, but it doesn't take away the characteristics the boy has," he continued.
"He has great technical ability off both feet, can pass it, play in a variety of positions, and has good physique and size.
"I think there is a great deal of potential there and so does Robbie, and we looked at it and thought it is the right thing to do, the opportunity came along for us to do it this summer, at the right money business wise, and we feel that we can provide him with the platform to realise that potential which has been there for a long time.
"We have seen him a few times, we have been to have a look and the opportunity is there, we don't think he has realised his potential and we think we can give him that stage."
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