Rio Ferdinand future: Hull City manager Steve Bruce considering offer for former Manchester United defender
The former England international was not offered a new contract at Old Trafford
Rio Ferdinand won't be short of suitors this summer and among them looks likely to be an offer from at least one Premier League side.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is the first top-flight manager to have publicly indicated his interest in the former England international after it was revealed earlier this week that the centre-back was not being offered a new contract at Manchester United.
Bruce, himself a former Manchester United defender that finished his career out at teams further down the ladder, spoke highly of the 35-year-old and said he would be weighing up an offer.
"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..." said Bruce, who is currently preparing his side for the FA Cup final.
He added: "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."
Ferdinand has made clear he wants to continue playing despite United's assessment that he was no longer needed at Old Trafford.
A return to former club West Ham has been mooted as has a link-up with his former mentor Harry Redknapp at QPR. The former Leeds United player is also likely to receive numerous offers from abroad.
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