Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand who was released at the end of the season has finally decided to join Queens Park Rangers.

 

Ferdinand signed a one year deal with the London club and has now been reunited with Harry Redknapp. Ferdinand spent the early days of his career at West Ham United where he played under Harry Redknapp. Ferdinand played 455 games for Manchester United winning the Premier League six times and the Uefa Champions League in 2007-08. Ferdinand claims he had a lot of offers, but he wanted to continue playing in the Premier League.

“I had a lot of offers from all over the world,” Ferdinand toldqpr.co.uk.

“Some in places with a better climate than here. But the draw for me was to play in the Premier League and back here (in London) where it all started.

“It’s not about money – I had loads of more lucrative offers available to me. I still feel I’ve got something to offer and I’m excited about helping this club cement its place in the Premier League.”

Harry Redknapp was delighted with the signing and he thinks Ferdinand will add quality and experience to the squad.

“I signed Rio as a 14-year-old,” the 67-year-old said.

“He was class on the field and off the field then, and he’s continued in that manner throughout his career. During his time at Manchester United, he was the best defender in Europe, if not the world.

“To bring him to QPR – when he’s still got so much to offer in terms of his quality, class, experience and know-how – is a remarkable coup for the club.”