Rio Ferdinand is set to join his former manager at Queens Park Rangers and could be officially announced in the next 24 hours, Daily Mail reports. 

Harry Redknapp looks to have successfully persuaded the Manchester United centre-back, whose contract expires this month, to join the newly promoted side on a free transfer. 

The potential switch to join QPR is set to be formally confirmed within the next 24 hours, as Ferdinand moves a step closer to continuing his career in the English top flight. 

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Ferdinand spent 12 years at United and has been receiving offers from all over the country, but decided a reunion with Redknapp was his best option.

The manager was the one which gave him his debut during his time at West Ham United back in 1996 as he aided the English centre-back in becoming England’s most expensive defender. 

The 35-year-old even got additional advice from Dutch legend Ruud Gullit on his potential switch and how he should enjoy his football. 

He revealed: “He told me the couple of years he had at Chelsea were some of the most enjoyable of his career because there wasn’t at that time the pressure of trying to win trophies.” 

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