Rio Ferdinand has allegedly agreed a deal with newly promoted QPR as they prepare for life back in the Premier League. A perceived road block in the deal was Ferdinand's massive wages. At Manchester United he was on £200,000 a week, but he has agreed to cut his wages to "less than 1/3 of his previous earnings" to secure the deal.
The deal will take Ferdinand back to his first ever professional manager, Harry Redknapp who managed him at West Ham between 1996 and 2000 when he moved to then high-flying Leeds United for £18 million.
Ferdinand may no longer be the wonderkid that could command such transfer figures, but he is a hugely experienced center back that has won everything in the club game.
Whilst Rio Ferdinand is expected to be a first team regular, don't expect him to line up with younger brother Anton Ferdinand (pictured in the white and blue of QPR above). Anton has signed for Police United in the Thai Premier League on a two year deal.