Jack Rodwell is training with Premier League outfit Sheffield United in a bid to earn a contract, according to The Telegraph.
The 28-year-old left Blackburn in the summer and has been searching for a club ever since.
Rodwell drew media attention during his time at Sunderland for the wages he earned. The midfielder collected £70,000-a-week (Chronicle Live) and was injured more often than not during his time with the Black Cats.
His career has never quite scaled the heights that the early promise suggested it might. A move to Manchester City in 2012 hampered his progress completely, playing just 16 games in two years.
Rodwell wouldn’t be the first central midfielder to earn a reprieve under Chris Wilder.
Ravel Morrison penned a contract with the Blades during the summer following his departure from Ostersund.
The 26-year-0ld has played just 12 minutes of Premier League football this season and, as a result, Wilder should treat any potential signing of Rodwell with caution.
Sheffield United have started well to life back in the top-flight and the last thing they need is anyone rocking the boat.
Rodwell did manage 21 games last season but his injury record over the years is nothing short of abysmal.
Wilder has players like Luke Freeman, Ben Osborn and Morrison chomping at the bit for game time in midfield.
Signing Rodwell could be viewed as being a little bit desperate and Sheffield United would be wise to pass on the chance to sign Rodwell.
Once upon a time, the maestro collected three England caps but he is a long way from that player right now.
Wilder has built a squad full of hungry players who will run through brick walls for their manager.
Given his sometimes questionable reputation, Rodwell might not possess such desire and determination.