According to Sky Sports News, Sunderland have agreed to cancel the contract of forgotten midfielder Jack Rodwell.
The ex-Everton man, who earns a reported £70,000 per week, was offered a way out of the club over a fortnight ago, news that broke this morning via the local press.
According to reports in the Scottish press, Celtic are keeping tabs on Rodwell, which shouldn’t come as a great surprise to anyone since the man who engineered his move to Sunderland, Lee Congerton, is the current Director of Football of the Scottish Champions.
We await the official confirmation from Sunderland, of course, but this should be seen as welcome news, despite the enormity of the money that has been spunked up the wall since the day that Rodwell walked through the door.
Sunderland haven’t yet agreed upon anything with Rodwell. They await confirmation from the player that he’ll opt to leave the club based on the terms offered to him.
The report also alleges that Rodwell and his representatives initially hoped they’d be able to negotiate a pay-off with the club, and that ‘there is a feeling’ at the club that Rodwell could be doing more to make himself available for games, having played on just three occasions for the first team this season.