Sheffield United set to sign Rodwell on short-term deal

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Sheffield (UK) – Sheffield United are set to sign former Everton and Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell on a short-term deal until end of the season, manager Chris Wilder said on Friday.

28-year-old free agent left Blackburn Rovers at the end of his contract in the close season.

He started with Blades last month amid reported interest a number of teams including Parma and AS Roma.

“It will be a short-term deal until end of the season, with the option of extending,” Wilder told a news conference ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup third round clash with National League (fifth tier) side AFC Fylde.

versatile midfielder, who can also slot into defence, last played in the English Premier League (EPL) for Sunderland in May 2017.

“Hopefully we can kickstart his career. He’s certainly got desire and a physical point of view there are no issues.

“I have sat down with him for a long time and spoke about his career going forward. It aligns with club’s goals,” Wilder added.

(Reuters /NAN)