Serie A giants Roma are in the midst of an injury crisis in midfield. They currently have Amadou Diawara, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and Bryan Cristante out of action, leaving them in a bit of a lurch over the next couple of months.
This leaves just former Aston Villa man Jordan Veretout as their only option as a deeper-lying midfielder. Due to this, Roma are being linked with some unlikely free-agent candidates.
They currently have Liechtenstein international Marcel Buchel in on trial. But this morning, they brought in former Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell. Rodwell has reportedly passed a medical and will train at the club next week in the hopes of securing a contract.
The 28-year-old spent last year at Blackburn Rovers but only signed a one-year deal and left this past summer.
Rodwell is not the only former Premier League player linked with Roma.
Sport Witness have a report saying that former Newcastle midfielder has been offered to the Serie A club as an option as well.
Anita left Leeds this summer by mutual consent, even though he had a year remaining on the deal he signed in 2017 when he left Newcastle. Anita made only 22 appearances for the Championship club and spent last year on loan at Willem II.
He is currently training with the Ajax Academy, which is where he rose through the ranks before joining Newcastle in 2012.
Looking through the available defensive midfielders out there currently, there are not a lot of options. So we’ll see if Vurnon will end up getting the call for a trial at Roma. It would be quite a turn of events for the 30-year-old.