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West Ham: Harry Redknapp’s comments about Rio Ferdinand gets fans talking

West Ham: Harry Redknapp’s comments about Rio Ferdinand gets fans talking - West Ham

A lot of West Ham fans are reacting to former manager Harry Redknapp’s comments about Rio Ferdinand’s career whilst playing at the Hammers.

Ferdinand progressed through the youth ranks with their academy, before making his full senior debut away to Derby in the league in February 1997 after a string of minor substitute appearances via Transfermarkt.

He then moved to Leeds United, and eventually to Manchester United in 2002. This £30 million move made him Britain’s most expensive signing at the time. (Talksport)

Many fans believed that Rio did not want to leave the Hammers, but Harry Redknapp spoke on the Sky Sports Transfer Talks podcast and said that he “begged him (Rio) not to go”. The manager’s career in East London came to an end quickly after Ferdinand left. Since Redknapp was sacked and to this day, the Irons have arguably struggled to produce such talent an array of talent (such as Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick) out of their academy, perhaps the most notable being club hero Mark Noble and current prospect Declan Rice.

Here is what fans have said on Redknapp’s comments:

West Ham fans, do you think Rio wanted to leave? Comment below!


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