Blades boss, Chris Wilder, has confirmed that the club are indeed taking a look at Jack Rodwell.

Rodwell is without a club since leaving Blackburn Rovers in the summer. It was rumoured a few weeks back that he was being put through his paces at Bramall Lane.

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Jack Rodwell is on trial with the Blades according to Chris Wilder. (Photo by Ashley Western – CameraSport via Getty Images)

However, speaking ahead of the Blades’ trip to Brighton this weekend, Chris Wilder has moved to confirm he is taking a look at Rodwell.

“We’re looking at him. He’s looking at us. It’s something that might develop,” Wilder said. (Andy Giddings, Radio Sheffield).

The 28-year-old has been seen as something of a failure throughout his career. After breaking through at Everton, he sealed a big-money move to Manchester City.

However, a number of injuries and competition for places meant Rodwell’s time with City was underwhelming, to say the least. He moved on to Sunderland on big wages, contributing little as the club dropped out of the Premier League.

Since then, he has played for Blackburn Rovers, where he found some sort of form under Tony Mowbray.

Rodwell could well be the sort of signing Chris Wilder can get going. Indeed, this is something that some Sheffield United fans were keen to point out on Twitter.

Some fans were a bit more cautious when it came to Rodwell, however…

While some Blades fans wanted to remind people of his credentials before his disastrous spells at City and Sunderland…

Our view

There’s certainly something there with Jack Rodwell. You don’t play for Everton and City without having something about you as a footballer.

He’s lost his way a bit. As one of the tweets above points out, his big wages at Sunderland did little to help his reputation. Obviously, his performances didn’t help matters either.

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Jack Rodwell in action for Blackburn Rovers. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

But, we’ve seen Chris Wilder bring in unfancied players before and do well. David McGoldrick is the prime example of this. If Rodwell could get anywhere near the level of McGoldrick, then Blades fans will be more than happy.

If it’s a free transfer, then the signing of Jack Rodwell could well be a no brainer for the Blades and Wilder.

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