Jack Rodwell Set For Shock Move To Roma After Leaving Blackburn Rovers
Former Manchester City and Everton midfielder Jack Rodwell is to travel to Italy ahead of a potential move to AS Roma.
The 28-year old has been without a club since leaving Blackburn Rovers earlier this year but could now be set for a shocking return to European football with Roma, who are plagued by injuries at the moment.
The Daily Mail say that Rodwell is slated to take part in a number of medical examinations during which he will need prove his fitness over a 48-hour period before the Giallorossi decide whether to take a punt on him as a short-term addition.
Rodwell came through the youth ranks at Everton after joining as a seven-year old and went on to make 109 appearances for the Toffees.
In 2012 he sealed a £12 million move to Premier League winners Manchester City in what promised to be the start of a career at the top level for Rodwell.
He ended up receiving a medal for City's 2013/14 title win under Manuel Pellegrini but injuries and a lack of form meant he made just 16 appearances for the Blues and was sold to Sunderland for £10 million in 2014.
His stint in the North East is best remembered for playing in 39 Premier League games without Sunderland winning, as well as earning a sizeable salary without doing anything in his final days at the club.
After his deal at the Stadium of Light was finally terminated in June 2018 following Sunderland's relegation to League One, Rodwell penned a short-term contract with Blackburn and played 22 times last season, scoring once.
Capped three times by England, the midfielder revealed last year that he still harboured hopes of getting back in the Three Lions squad and sees himself as a centre-back.
"I do believe I'm a Premier League player and I do believe I'm an England international when I'm fit and on form," he told the Daily Mail.
"Growing up through the England ranks I was captain and those three senior caps have left me wanting more. I still think it's well within my reach, especially at centre back. I just need a good run where I can really express myself and people say, 'Wow, Jack's back.'"