A lot of talk in the Football Transfer Tavern of late has concerned the future of Rio Ferdinand, and sources at the Guardian today reckon Harry Redknapp could be plotting a move that would see the former England captain become the highest paid players in Queens Park Rangers history.
The 35-year-old is set to leave Manchester United after 12 years at Old Trafford, and is giving serious consideration to teaming up with Harry Redknapp once again – the man who gave him his break at West Ham United.
QPR are ready to make Ferdinand the highest paid player in the clubs history, with an offer of £80,000 a week, however the defender has a number of offers to consider.
Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, West Ham and clubs from the MLS have all expressed an interest in Ferdinand since he was released by Manchester United last month.
Ferdinand has signed up to be a World Cup pundit for the BBC this summer, but insisted over the weekend he is not ready to hang up his boots and move into the media permanently just yet.
“I’m not quite ready to join the Lineker-Shearer retirement club just yet. I see myself as going to Rio very much as an active footballer with playing time ahead of me,” he said.
“It is feasible that in the coming weeks, perhaps even while I’m in South America, I’ll make a decision about the next stage in my career, and when that happens I’ll tell you about it. But I have options on the table from several clubs in England and overseas for next season and I’m intending to play on if the right situation arises.”
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