Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that Rio Ferdinand has put pen to paper on a one year contract at Loftus Road after his release from Manchester United.
Ferdinand spent 12 years in Manchester but turns 36 in November and United decided not to renew his contract.
Rio’s younger brother Anton played 44 times in the league for QPR between 2011 and 2013.
This isn’t the first time he has played under Harry Redknapp either, Rio started his career at West Ham and spent four years at Upton Park but joined Leeds for a record fee of £18 million.
He went on to join Manchester United two years later for another record, £30 million, but he has now left on a free transfer.
This experience at the back could lead to another signing in the form of Cardiff defender Steven Caulker after a bid in the region of £8 million has been accepted.
But QPR do have competition for his signature as Arsenal, Tottenham, Southampton and Crystal Palace are all interested. But one thing is for certain, he will be leaving the Welsh Capital this summer.
In other news Arsenal has completed the signing of Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United. The right-back signed a long-term contract at the Emirates for an undisclosed fee.
This comes after Bacary Sagna joined Manchester City on a free transfer. Newcastle haven’t wasted any time in replacing Debuchy as they have also announced a signing in the form of Feyenoord’s right-back Daryl Janmaat.
He arrives straight off the back of Holland’s World Cup campaign and he is joining the squad on their pre=season tour of New Zealand.
Also West Ham have signed Ecuadorian Striker Enner Valencia for £15 million, subject to work a permit.
Valencia will join the Hammers on a 5-year-contract and he is coming off a successful Word Cup in Brazil after scoring all 3 of Ecuador’s goals.
Finally Stoke City’s representatives are in Liverpool to discuss a possible permanent move for winger Assaidi who spent last season on loan at the Potters and he has been valued at £7 million. Reports in Italy suggest that Michu has joined Napoli on a season long loan with an option to buy the player at the end of the season.