Sunderland fans react as Rodwell's Vitesse trial is cancelled

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland is tackled by Darren McGregor of Hibernian in the first half during the pre season friendly between Hibernian and Sunderland at Easter Road on July 9, 2017 in...

Jack Rodwell was expected to go on trial with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, with his Sunderland future all but over.

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland in action during the pre season friendly between Livingston and Sunderland at Almondvale Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Livingston, Scotland.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell will not be going on trial with Dutch Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem after all, the club have confirmed on Thursday morning - and supporters have vented their anger at the decision on Twitter.

Rodwell, 26, has been ousted by Sunderland as the club have informed the former Manchester City and Everton ace that he has no future at the Stadium of Light. 

Jack Rodwell of Sunderland and Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England.

However, Rodwell has refused a mutual termination of his contract, stating that he would rather remain on the sidelines and continue to pocket £70,000 a week with Sunderland refusing to pay a huge compensation fee.

Vitesse stated on their official Twitter account that a trial for Rodwell will not take place, despite previously confirming it would. They tweeted: "Due to organizational reasons, Jack Rodwell's trial with #Vitesse does not take place."

The news will come as a bitter blow to Sunderland, as they are desperate to offload the three-time England international in order to free up a huge chunk of space on the wage bill for potential signings and financial stability.

Sunderland fans have reacted to the news, with one fan describing Rodwell as a "coward".

 

 

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