Former England international Jack Rodwell has been offered a trial by Watford as he looks to resurrect a career that has come off the rails in spectacular fashion.
The 27 year old is a free agent after agreeing with League One side Sunderland to mutually terminate his contract with them last month.
Now, reports Sky Sports News, Rodwell is set to join Watford at the pre-season training camp as he bids to win a contract.
Tipped as one of the stars of the future when he broke into the Everton team as a teenager, Rodwell earned a big money move to Manchester City in August 2012. However, loss of form and injury blighted his City career and two years later he was sold to Sunderland.
He soon fell down the pecking order at The Stadium of Light and set an unwanted record of 1,370 days of game time without a win, before Sunderland finally beat Crystal Palace with him in the side in February last year.
Both Rodwell and Watford will be hoping that the midfielder can rediscover the form that saw him win three full England caps as a youngster.
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