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QPR Agree Deal To Sign Veteran England Defender Rio Ferdinand

Centre-back reunites with Redknapp.

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Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers have agreed a deal to sign free-agent Rio Ferdinand following his release from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

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The 35-year-old has been convinced to take a drastic drop in wages to link up with the west London outfit after hearing Harry Redknapp’s plans for the new campaign.

The deal is expected to be confirmed in the next 24 hours and comes as a huge boost for QPR after winning promotion through the play-offs.

Ferdinand is currently in Brazil where he is working as a pundit for the BBC’s World Cup coverage after being let go by Manchester united after 12 years with the club.

He has had his fair share of offers from England and from abroad, but it seems that the opportunity to link up with Redknapp again has been too good to turn down.

Redknapp, 67, gave a young Ferdinand his first team debut at West Ham back in 1996, and went onto develop him as one of the country’s finest defenders before selling him on to Leeds United for £18m five years later.

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