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Sunderland are relegated to League One following the home defeat to Burton Albion, and they could be paying Jack Rodwell £44,000-a-week next season if he remains at the club.
That's after having his wage cut by 40%.
Interesting development that Jack Rodwell will have his wages cut by 40% next season whatever league Sunderland find themselves in - but £44,000-a-week is still a sum Sunderland can ill-afford.
- Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) April 12, 2018
Jack Rodwell will have his wages cut by 40% next season after Sunderland are relegated.
He will now only earn £44,000-a-week playing in League 1. #PrayForJackhttps://t.co/nvDd1K61Zj pic.twitter.com/6HEY6nrrZB
- betclever (@bet_clever) April 21, 2018
Rodwell, 27, has played just TWO games all season for Sunderland. He hasn't featured since September, and continues to train away from the first-team squad.
He's currently earning £73,000-a-week!
Though he'll have his pay packet nearly cut in half as he enters the final year of his five-year contract.
Naturally, Sunderland were hellbent on binning off Rodwell in January but to no prevail.
The ex-Manchester City player has subject to a few offers from abroad, yet he turned them down to remain at The Stadium of Light.
Sunderland boss Chris Coleman wasn't pleased with Rodwell's attitude. Saying the following back in January: "[Knocks on table]. That's all I need to hear. A knock on my door," he told Chronicle Live.
"'Yes, Jack. Can we have a chat.Yes'.
"'I want to play football'.
"'If you want to dig in with us, roll your sleeves up'.
"I haven't had that."
Coleman added: "The last conversation I had with him, he didn't want to be here. He wants to play somewhere else.
"I can't drag him on to the pitch and say 'please Jack, come and play football for Sunderland,' and I shouldn't have to."
Will Rodwell remain on Wearside? Watch this space.
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