Ex-Sunderland defender offers to play for FREE as he looks to relaunch his career

Former Sunderland defender Greg Halford has offered to play for FREE – in a bid to relaunch his career.
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The 35-year-old has been without a club since leaving Aberdeen in the summer of 2019 and, despite having spent pre-season with an unnamed side, remains a free agent.

And he has now taken to Linkedin to offer his services to clubs, and insists he is willing to play without pay until January in a bid to return to the game.

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Halford spent two years on Wearside having been signed for the Black Cats by Roy Keane in 2007 for a reported fee of around £2.5million.

Ex-Sunderland defender Greg Halford has offered to play for freeEx-Sunderland defender Greg Halford has offered to play for free
Ex-Sunderland defender Greg Halford has offered to play for free

But he managed just nine appearances at the Stadium of Light before joining Wolves in 2009.

And while he struggled for game time at Sunderland, Halford has gone on to rack-up over 500 career appearances for clubs such as Portsmouth, Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest.

Now, he’s hoping to build on that tally by joining a new club – even if it means playing for free in the short-term.

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Halford posted on his Linkedin page: “If there any clubs out there looking for an experienced and motivated player with over 500 league appearances im willing to play for free up to January.

"I've had a pre season with a club and trained everyday since and still training now so I'm fit and ready to go into a team.

"My hunger is as strong as ever and willing to do anything to get my career up and running again.”

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