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QPR signing Ferdinand had other top flight offers

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand claims he turned down a number of clubs to sign for QPR. Ferdinand agreed a one-year deal at newly-promoted Rangers after Manchester United allowed the 35-year-old's contract to expire at the end of last season.

Ferdinand admitted playing under Harry Redknapp again played a major part in his decision to move to Loftus Road.

"My competitive edge was the overriding factor along with my family coming to London and obviously working with Harry again," Ferdinand said.

"I had offers from different places in the world, including some clubs in the Premier League.

"My agent spoke to them and met various managers but when Harry made the call it was an easy decision for me.

"I started under him as a young player at West Ham and to finish my career playing under him again is a fairy tale finish."

"It's a different proposition to what I'm used to but it's a great challenge that I'm looking forward to," Ferdinand said.

"I play to win all the time whether it's in training or a match and that's going to be the case here.

"Getting points on the board - that's been my mentality and it will be here as we look to stay in the Premier League."

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