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Rio Ferdinand has taken to Twitter to announce that his move to Queens Park Rangers has become official today.

Here's hoping that the QPR Board drove down the cost of the pay packet before signing on the dotted line but Harry Redknapp has another former big name for his collection in the form of Rio Ferdinand. The former best defender in the Premier League struggled to make a contribution at Old Trafford last season and was out of contract as a result. If used judiciously by Redknapp maybe he can be a valuable third center back but it seems likely he's being paid like a starter. Aren't there better places 'arry could have used this money?
Source: Twitter.com
Jul 17 - 4:01 PM

QPR has been a home for big name veterans with big salaries on the decline in recent years and they look to be considering the addition of another in free agent Rio Ferdinand.

Rio Ferdinand struggled mightily in his final season at Manchester United despite not being asked to start every week. Queens Park Rangers were relegated two seasons ago with similarly big names approaching the end of their careers. Despite those two things, QPR and Harry Redknapp are talking to Ferdinand as the Rs prepare to return to the Premier League. If he can turn back the clock a year or two it is a solid acquisition, if the injury issues continue then they may find themselves in similar financial straights after another relegation.
Jun 24 - 4:33 PM

Bobby Zamora's 90th minute goal was enough to send Queens Park Rangers back into the Premier League with a playoff win over Derby County.

The veteran forward has likely played his last match for QPR but his final kick was a huge one for a club on the financial brink. Down and man and likely headed to extra time, Zamora's goal propels Harry Redknapp's men back to the Premier League where they will have a chance to get their spending under control without going into administration. This was Zamora's second play-off winner following his 2005 goal that sent West Ham United into the Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
May 25 - 6:32 PM

Junior Hoilett started the comeback by drawing a penalty that Charlie Austin converted. Austin scored again in extra time to see QPR on to the final.

After a nil-nil draw at Wigan, QPR went down early at home to a James Perch goal and looked in deep trouble throughout the first half. Leading goalscorer Austin's 19th and 20th of the season saw them through and they will now face Derby County at Wembley for the chance to return to the Premier League. Fail in that attempt and they could be in big financial trouble given their massive wage bill.
May 13 - 6:30 AM

Rio Ferdinand looked well past his prime as Manchester United were embarrassed by Olympiakos in Tuesday's Champions League knock-out first leg in Greece.

The long-tenured United center back has struggled with injuries over the last couple of seasons and it appears that the age and injury have finally caught up with him. Based on what we have seen since his return to the line-up, you have to consider Manchester United's defenders and David De Gea unplayable in fantasy given their prices and Ferdinand's lack of quality. Until Phil Jones and/or Jonny Evans is restored to the line-up, it looks like things will continue to be rough for David Moyes in his first season at Old Trafford.
Feb 25 - 4:55 PM

Fulham have confirm that Aaron Hughes has joined Queens Park Rangers for the remainder of the year.

34-year-old Hughes has been a terrific servant for Fulham and formed a formidable partnership with Hangeland over past seasons, but has lost his place in the team this campaign, falling behind the likes of Philippe Senderos and Dan Burn. He moves on loan to Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season, with Jonny Heitinga rumoured to be coming in as his replacement later today.

Rio Ferdinand limped off the pitch against Swansea in Manchester United's FA Cup loss over the weekend and the defender will be missing for two weeks as a result of the knee issue.

Manchester United's defense took a blow in the form of the Ferdinand injury but at the same time will be bolstered by the availability of Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra for the Capital One Cup match against Sunderland on January 7th. Rio Ferdinand has been increasingly marginalized in the United defense this season which may turn out to be his last for the Red Devils. His brief absence is unlikely to make a major impact on David Moyes' line-up decisions.
Source: BBC.com
Jan 7 - 1:27 PM

Aaron Hughes has been battling injury issues for nearly a month but is close to returning and faces a fitness check to determine whether he will make it for this week.

With Fulham's season off to a poor start, they will need to collect points from matches like this week's home tie with Cardiff City. The Cottagers already find themselves in the relegation zone after five matches and home matches with newly promoted teams should be strong opportunities for picking up three points. Martin Jol will hope that Hughes is available to support the cause as either a starter or key reserve as Fulham look to close out a close win.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:37:00 PM

Jermaine Jenas looks set to join the rest of Steve Bruce's low-risk, low-cost, yet relatively-well-known group of arrivals this summer.

Jermaine Jenas had a minor renaissance at QPR after his January move from Spurs doubling both his appearances and goals from the season before while also moving back up to the Premier League after a season on loan at Nottingham Forrest. He still only managed 12 appearances and 2 goals after the move but that's a major step forward for the oft-injured midfielder. If he can stay healthy, a big if, he will provide Hull with at least a steady option in midfield if this signing comes through.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Arsenal, having failed to land a holding midfielder so far this summer, have been linked with Stephane Mbia.

Like Gareth Barry, the rumored pursuit of Stephane Mbia may have a place in a solid summer plan for Arsenal but supporters will hope that neither move is anything other than the addition of a squad player. Mbia would certainly provide a bite missing from the Arsenal midfield in recent seasons but his marginal passing ability and propensity for picking up cards speaks to a reserve role with a team hoping to stage a title run rather than a starting role.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 08:19:00 AM

Swansea, who have been extremely active thus far in the transfer market, appear to be in no danger of stopping with Esteban Granero now a rumored target.

Young and talented with a strong preference for Spanish seems to be the marching orders for those negotiating transfers for Swansea this summer. The trend appears like it may continue with Esteban Granero linked to the Welsh side today. The former Real Madrid man would bring a different skill set to the attacking midfield role than Michu but would certainly fit in with Michael Laudrup's passing game. This would be a great depth move for the Swans if it comes to fruition.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Aston Villa are interested in QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia after his team was relegated last season.

Mbia is expected to leave QPR after they were relegated last season from the Premier League. Villa boss Paul Lambert is interested in the French utility player and he can probably land him for an acceptable fee. Mbia can play as an attacking midfielder and would fit well playing in front of Ashley Westwood.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:49:00 PM

Arsenal's hopes of landing Julio Cesar from QPR have been boosted by comments from the keeper indicating that he likes London and would like to stay.

The rumored £2 million deal between Arsenal and QPR for the Confederations Cup winning keeper has been making the rounds for a while now. With the tournament over and post-season vacations for team management (theoretically) winding to a close the Gunners are hoping to have their man wrapped up soon. He would immediately move in front of Wojciech Szczesny and become Arsenal's #1.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Manchester United are hot on the trail of a £15 million move for Benfica center back Ezequiel Garay.

Manchester United have numbers at center back but a significant investment at the position would indicate a lack of confidence in the future of one or more of Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones. With that quartet supplemented by the aging Rio Ferdinand a Garay acquisition would represent pushing one or more of the others back in the pecking orders.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 01:42:00 PM

The Guardian is reporting that Rio Ferdinand will sign a one year contract extension with Manchester United within the week.

With Phil Jones and Jonny Evans looking less than impressive in United's final match of the season this is a good move for United. As David Moyes takes the helm he will have a great combination of experience - Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic - and promising youth - Evans, Jones, and Smalling at the core of his defense.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:55:00 AM


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