Jack Rodwell is training with Sheffield United.

The free agent is hoping to earn a contract with the Premier League side, according to a report by The Telegraph.

Rodwell, who is 29 years-old, has been in the hunt for a new club since leaving Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season. He has since trained with Italian Serie A duo Roma and Palma.

He joined Tony Mowbray’s side on a one-year deal last August and made 21 appearances for the Ewood Park club last term, many of which came as a centre-back.

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Rodwell started his career at Everton and rose up through their youth ranks. He went onto play over 100 games for the Toffees as a youngster and earned a move to Manchester City in August 2012 for an initial fee of around £12 million.

He spent a year-and-a-half in Manchester and was part of their squad who won the Premier League title in 2014. However, he left a couple of months later for fellow top flight side Sunderland for £10 million.

Rodwell played 76 times for the Black Cats but became an unpopular figure at the Stadium of Light due to circumstances behind the scenes.

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His contract was terminated in June 2018 and he subsequently joined Blackburn a couple of months down the line.

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