Jack Rodwell just vanished from the top flight as a player forgotten with Sunderland just travelling down the league ladder. The former Everton and Manchester City star with three England caps to his name and seen as a future captain of his nation.
Injuries also made it difficult for Rodwell, but his current and sensational switch to Roma and a possible chance to again get recognized at the very highest level of European football looks close.
Still only 28 years of age, but times flies and Jack Rodwell doesn’t have much time to convince his club management and also England coach Gareth Southgate. Harry Maguire, John Stones, James Tarkowski and Michael Keane are all of course in front, but at his best Jack Rodwell can compete with anyone.
The fact that Roma boss Paulo Fonseca is ready to offer Rodwell a contract with an injury nightmare currently among his defenders. Rodwell has not been out of the game but last season played for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Football are often unpredictable and as we have seen in the past surprise signings can happen often as David Beckham joined Paris, Kevin Prince Boateng moved to Barcelona and now an aging Franck Ribery is at Fiorentina.
Chris Smalling is at Roma on a loan deal out the season, and it will be interesting to see if Jack Rodwell will be offered terms and can appear in Serie A, nothing would be more exciting to see a forgotten hero returning the the very highest level of European football.