Sunderland have told Jack Rodwell they will cancel his contract after the midfielder informed the club he wants to leave Wearside. Rodwell has no future with the Black Cats and ChronicleLive understands he has told the club he needs a fresh start. But two weeks after Sunderland let Rodwell’s agent know that they are willing to tear up his contract and write-off the entire £10m transfer fee they paid for the 26-year-old in 2014, they are still waiting for a response.
Pound for pound, Jack Rodwell must be the worst signing in Sunderland’s history. A £10m fee, wages of £70,000 per week, a five-year contract - and for what? A injury-plagued player who has managed less than 45 league starts in three-and-a-half seasons, 76 appearances in all, and who, for me, has impressed in none of them. Taking fee and salary into account, that is £299,000 per appearance. Or, if you prefer, more than £4,700 per minute he has spent on the pitch in first-team action.
Sunderland have appealed against the red card handed out to midfielder Didier Ndong at Cardiff City at the weekend. The Gabon international was shown a straight red for serious foul play following a incident four minutes into the second half, with referee Andy Madley viewing Ndong’s challenge on Cardiff frontman Junior Hoilett as serious foul play.
@SkySports_Keith I only saw that tweet, Keith, and it said ‘agree’ when it should have said ‘offer’, which changes the whole meaning of the story. Not personal against you - don’t doubt you got it right in your report
@JohnC2063@Erichyun0775 Club hasn’t gone public. Come on John, you say you’re a retired journalist - you think this shouldn’t be reported? #safc fans have been demanding to know what’s going on with Rodwell for months!
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