Jack Rodwell leaves Sunderland after agreement reached on final year of his deal

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Jack Rodwell and Sunderland have reached a settlement that will see the 27-year-old leave the club.

Rodwell was the only player in the squad not to take a pay cut following the club's relegation from the Premier League, but played a minimal role in the following campaign after telling Chris Coleman he wanted to leave the club.

Jack Rodwell.

Jack Rodwell.

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The midfielder turned down the chance to move to the Eredivisie on loan in January but with his wages due to drop this season, his representatives and chairman Stewart Donald have thrashed out a deal.

It means the Black Cats will save a significant sum over the coming campaign and Rodwell will seek to pursue other opportunities elsewhere.

He has been heavily linked with a move to the MLS.

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