Rio Ferdinand, who was released by Manchester United after not being given a new contract, could remain in the Premier League with newly promoted side Queens Park Rangers, Guardian reports.

Ferdinand was said to be excited to once again be reunited with his former manager Harry Redknapp, who was in charge of West Ham United at the time and was the one that gave him his first senior debut back in 1996, before making his move to Leeds United.

The centre back spent 12 years with the Red Devils and became the most expensive English defender when he join from Leeds for a record fee of £30 million, one he still holds till this day.

Even after leaving Old Trafford, the player has revealed he’s ready to continue his career as he overcame recent back problems which could have forced him into retirement.

“I’m feeling fit and healthy, ready for a new challenge, and looking forward to whatever the future holds for me.” Ferdinand revealed.

Redknapp believes that if he joins QPR, they will surely be boosted by his vast experience and aid the club from avoiding relegation in the English Premier League.

However, with continued interest from a majority of sides outside England, such as teams from China, Dubai, and the MLS, the player has yet to make a decision regarding his destination and his future.