Rio Ferdinand has sensationally claimed that he contacted Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger about the possibility about a move to the Emirates after leaving Manchester United in 2014.
Ferdinand made the statement in a Q&A session with his fans on his twitter page.
Rio, replying to a fan who was disappointed about the Englishman’s early retirement from the National team, tweeted: ‘plus I begun getting loads of injuries’
In response to this, twitter user @livinlifegrande, or Nid, tweeted:
— Nid (@livinlifegrande) August 29, 2016
And Ferdinand then replied to this, tweeting:
I did reach out to Mr Wenger!! https://t.co/8jcm4JJbPj
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 29, 2016
By the looks of it, things didn’t work out as expected and Ferdinand instead ended up spending a season at QPR before announcing his retirement from the professional game.
Ferdinand had a very decorated playing career. He started off at West Ham and then moved to Leeds for a record breaking fee of £18 million. Sir Alex Ferguson then brought him to Old Trafford for another record fee of £30 million.
At United, he won six Premier League titles, six FA Community Shields, three League Cups, a UEFA Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup.
On a personal note, he made the Premier League team of the year on six occasions, and was also in the FIFPro World XI for the 2007-2008.