Former Manchester United centre back Rio Ferdinand is all set for a move to Queens Park Rangers.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is closing in one of the summer’s most impressive transfer swoops, with free agent and former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand set to sign up for the Loftus Road club’s return to Premier League action, according to reports from the Mail.
Ferdinand has been in Brazil as a BBC pundit for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but with the tournament now having drawn to a close, QPR manager Harry Redknapp is reportedly confident that his club can come to an agreement with Ferdinand over the centre back’s wages.
The experienced former Manchester United and Leeds United centre back would be something of a coup for Rangers, but it does remind us more than a little bit of the club’s unsuccessful transfer policy of their last spell in the top flight, which saw relegation follow the expensive recruitment of a number of big names under Mark Hughes.
As a seasoned international footballer, Ferdinand is perhaps of a slightly higher calibre of a number of those players, however, and QPR will be confident that he should prove to be a masterful signing by Redknapp.
Bobby Zamora, who has signed a new one-year contract, was the man who brought the club back to the top flight with a last gasp winner over Derby County in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.