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PICTURE: Rio Ferdinand in a QPR shirt

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Rio Ferdinand has officially made the move to QPR on a free transfer after his contract at United wasn’t renewed.

“I used to sit in the Loft – my Dad used bring me here as a young boy,” he said. “QPR was the first professional club to ever sign me. There are great memories for me here – for my family. Anton had nothing but good things to say about QPR and I watched Les here as a boy, with the likes of Ray Wilkins, Clive Wilson, David Bardsley and Alan McDonald.”

Rio has denied that the move has anything to do with money, after turning down bigger contracts elsewhere.

“I had a lot of offers from all over the world – some in places with a better climate than here,” he continued. “But the draw for me was to play in the Premier League and back here 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.”

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52 Comments

  1. warrored says:

    Interesting that Juventus have signed Morata some other midfielder and put in an £18 million bid for Lukaku. Now considering they are skint mmmm??

    Given Conte left under a cloud, is it possible a deal for Vidal has been agreed subject to a medical and we are awaiting his return to Juventus to seal it? I mean it’s now 2 weeks that we were told Evra would be Juves ” in hours”…..

    Are Juve appeasing their fans by getting in new players first before Vidal goes?

    That’s what I’m hoping for anyway :)

  2. warrored says:

    Ref the tour. I don’t think there is room for the Wilsons etc this time round. LVG needs to see our first team and senior reserves/ loanees first in action so he can analyse them.

    We also have other preseason games that we always send a United X1 to besides the tour.

    Let’s just hope everyone comes back fit.

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