Steve Bruce is said to be interested in bringing Rio Ferdinand to Hull City with open arms should he decide to continue his Premier League career, Daily Mail reports.

Rio Ferdinand recently called it quits with Manchester United after serving the club for 12 years and as a free agent, is looking at offers from Major League Soccer as well as clubs in China.

When the Hull manager was asked about a potential move for Ferdinand he said: “We’ve cast an eye on a few things. I haven’t looked into that yet, because the news only broke last night. Rio has been a wonderful player. Who knows? If he fancies a game…

“We’ve got Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday, so let me get over the weekend first, then I’ll see if we’ll give him a call.”

The defender’s move from Leeds United to the Red Devils is still currently the highest paid transfer fee for an English defender, with a price tag estimated at around £30-million.