QPR manager, Harry Redknapp, has hinted that he would want to have ex-Manchester United centre-back, Rio Ferdinand, at the London club next season, reports talkSPORT. Ferdinand revealed that he would be leaving Old Trafford at the beginning of the transfer window, and has since been monitored by clubs all around the world.
A switch to QPR would mean that the defender would be reunited with a manager who coached him during the early part of his career at West Ham United. Redknapp signed Ferdinand for the Hammers when the player was just 14, and now he wants to put pen to paper for a second time, 21 years later.
Redknapp was full of praise for the former Champion’s League winner, describing Ferdinand as ‘a great player and a fantastic pro’. For Harry, there are very few players who have had a better career than Rio’s, ‘he’s probably been the best centre-back in Europe in the last few years’.
Whether you agree with his opinion or not, it is clear that the QPR manager is determined to let his feelings known on the player, as he looks to build a squad that is worthy of staying in the Premier League. Ferdinand is not the only one of Redknapp’s former players to be linked with a reunion, either.
Frank Lampard is a rumour to make the short switch between Stamford Bridge and Loftus Road, whilst former Liverpool man, Joe Cole, could also be on his way. Both Lampard and Cole also played under Redknapp at West Ham, and could offer a wealth of experience to the Premier League’s new outfit.