Rodwell prepares for the Greek train
Former Sunderland midfielder Jack Rodwell approaches the move to Greek side Panathinaikos.
Rodwell spent last season at Blackburn Rovers and played 22 times for Tony Mowbrays team. In his one-year tenure at Ewood Park, England's future central defense played in central defense and defensive midfield.
He has been a free agent since the end of his contract at the end of June and will be switching to Panathinaikos in the coming days.
The discussions have been going on for several weeks, and Panathinaikos has recently improved the bid for the 28-year-old and the player has responded positively to the improved proposal.
Efsyn.gr goes one step further and claims that the Greek club will take over his apartment in Athens and the English school for his eldest child, with only minor details to be clarified before officially joining the club.
Asoro is on loan
Another former Sunderland player is on the move when Joel Asoro moved to Eredivisie in Groningen and got a loan deal from Swansea City.
Asoro left Sunderland after our relegation to League One, signing a fee of around £ 2m, but struggled to gain a foothold at the Liberty Stadium, which only had four appearances last season.
He is now on loan for the Dutch team Groningen. The club has the option to buy the striker at the end of the season and his technical director Mark-Jan Fledderus hopes that the player will convince enough to trigger this option:
We were able to rent Joel for a season with a purchase option. It is clear that he is enormously talented.
Joel decides deliberately for the FC Groningen, where young talents demonstrably develop well and can make the next career move. With us he has the opportunity to show his talent and then it is up to him to convince us all.
Asoro's former Sunderland team-mate and countryman Oscar Krusnell is also on loan to a club looking for the first team football. The young left-back was loaned by Hammarby to the third-rate Swedish team TG FF.
Kilagllon discusses his career
Matt Kilgallon is the last guest in UndrTheCosh's podcast, in which the former Sunderland player discusses his career with hosts (former Sunderland striker) Chris Brown, Jon Parkin and Chris Browne.
The defender tells in detail about his career and reveals that his time in Sunderland was the worst in his career and that his time at Stadium of Light under Steve Bruce was doomed to failure after only three games.
You can review the full interview in the following YouTube video: