By 90Min
January 24, 2018

Sunderland wantaway midfielder Jack Rodwell has gone on trial to Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, despite being under contract at the Championship side.

The 26-year-old has 18 months left on his £70,000-a-week deal and has not played for the Black Cats since September.

His frustration at the Stadium of Light has recently seen him want a move away from Sunderland and is hoping to achieve this as he joined up with Vitesse Arnhem on a trial basis, according to The Mirror.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has not considered the ex-Everton star for selection for the past few months despite Rodwell venting the fact that he has been ready and fit to play.

His deal - which still has eighteen months left to run - is still worth an estimated £5.4m to Rodwell, which in hindsight is an extraordinary amount of money for a player that is struggling to get into a side who sit in the relegation zone, just a point off rock bottom.

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The Dutch club Vitesse - who are known for being Chelsea's loan club - sit seventh in the Eredivisie and put out a tweet informing their fans that Rodwell is having a trial on Thursday. 

The tweet read: Jack Rodwell comes on Thursday for a trial at #Vitesse. The 26-year-old English midfielder and (youth) international, previously played for Everton and Manchester City, is currently under contract with Sunderland. ⚽️

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