Rio Ferdinand Wanted Arsenal Switch

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:

And Ferdinand then replied to this, tweeting:

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.


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