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Rio Ferdinand

35-Year-Old Defender     Queens Park Rangers  Premier


England

Birthdate:  November 7, 1978    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  170 lbs    

July 17, 2014    Rio Ferdinand News

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Ferdinand signed a one-year contract with Queens Park Rangers on Thursday following a free transfer from Manchester United, the club's official web site reports.

Ferdinand is QPR's first signing since earning promotion to the Premier League last season. He is an excellent veteran to have in the locker room, although his fantasy value remains quite limited.

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June 24, 2014

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Ferdinand and Queens Park Rangers have agreed to a deal that would see the veteran defender reunited with manager Harry Redknapp, according to the Daily Mail.

The agreement is due to be completed when the veteran defender returns from his duties at the World Cup. He is expected to take a significant cut in pay in order to continue playing.

June 9, 2014

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Queens Park Rangers have offered Ferdinand a contract to join the side after his release from Manchester united earlier this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand appears open to moving to London, and QPR is willing to pay the defender 80,000 per week. The veteran is also considering offers from Aston Villa, Turkey, and the MLS.

May 27, 2014

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Tottenham are interested in signing Ferdinand on a free transfer after the veteran defender was released from Manchester United at the end of the season, reports the Mirror.

Ferdinand spent the last 12 years at United, but was not offered a new contract with the club. Tottenham appear to be the leading destination with a host of other clubs also interested in signing the defender.

May 13, 2014

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Manchester United has not offered Ferdinand a contract extension, ending the veteran's run of 12 years at the club, according to the Mirror.

Ferdinand reiterated his desire to continue playing multiple times before the season ended, but he will not be part of United's future plans. He joined the club in 2002 and made 454 appearances for United.

May 9, 2014

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Ferdinand said that he is planning on playing again next season instead of retiring, but does not know whether he will remain with Manchester United or not, reports Sky Sports.

The veteran defender's current contract with the club expires this summer, and only made 22 appearances with United this season so far. Speculation that Ferdinand would retire next season has been growing since early in the current campaign.

April 28, 2014

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Ferdinand reiterated his desire to be part of Manchester United next season despite being embarrassed by the season's results, according to the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand said the current season is the most disappointing of his career, and that the players have to take responsibility. His current contract expires at the end of the season, and said he wants to continue playing.

April 14, 2014

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Ferdinand admitted that he would like to continue playing with Manchester United beyond this season, but that his future may not remain with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferdinand's contract expires at the end of the season, and recent speculation has been about his retirement. It appears as though he won't continue with United, but did say that he was not ready to give up playing yet.