Transfer news: West Brom boss Alan Irvine hints at move for Manchester City's Jack Rodwell
Last Updated: 20/06/14 9:04am
New West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has hinted he could be interested in making a move for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell.
Rodwell's future at City has been the subject of constant speculation after failing to establish himself at the Etihad Stadium.
The 23-year-old has only started seven Premier League games for City since arriving from Everton in August 2012 and is thought to be keen on moving on this summer in a bid to get his career back on track.
Jack is a very good player. He has had some injuries but he was a Rolls-Royce as a kid.
Irvine knows Rodwell well having worked with the player during his time as assistant manager at Everton and he has described the midfielder as a "Rolls-Royce" of a player.
"I know Jack really well. He started training as a 16-year-old with the first team," Irvine told the Mirror.
"Jack is a very good player. He has had some injuries but he was a Rolls-Royce as a kid. Manchester City bought him for a huge amount of money so I can't imagine he is someone who will be available for a small fee."
The likes of Rodwell's former club Everton and Newcastle are also thought to be tracking the midfield dynamo this summer.