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QPR boss’ transfer reunion to be complete by Tuesday?

Rio Ferdinand

QPR supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern haven’t had much transfer business to get excited about so far this summer – odd considering Harry Redknapp is the man in charge.

But Sky Sports reckons a big signing is close to being agreed with Rio Ferdinand expected to move to Loftus Road by Tuesday.

The former England captain is a free agent this summer after seeing his contract at Manchester United expire.

QPR were keen to agree a deal for the 35-year-old prior to the World Cup, but an agreement could not be reached.

However, a revised offer has been submitted and it now seems likely the defender – capped 81 times by England – will be plying his trade at Loftus Road next season.

Having begun his career at West Ham United under Redknapp, BBC World Cup pundit Ferdinand joined Leeds United before completing a £30 million move to Manchester United in the summer of 2002 – making him the most expensive British player in history at the time.

He went on to make over 300 appearances for United, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008.

Manchester United fans. Should Rio Ferdinand have been offered a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford? Could you do with his experience next season? Let us know your thoughts below.

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