Rumour: Hull City interested in signing Rio Ferdinand
Hull City might be interested in signing departing Manchester United center back Rio Ferdinand. The English center back recently announced that he will be leaving the Red Devils after serving the club for 12 years.
Hull City manager and former United captain Steve Bruce said he will talk to Rio Ferdinand and will try to lure him, in order to fend off interest from other clubs and win the race for his signature.
With Rio Ferdinand confirming that he is just leaving the club in the summer and not retiring, there is said to be interest from the MLS and Turkey apart from local interest.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce said, “We’ve cast an eye over a few things, I haven’t looked into that yet,” he said. “Rio has been a wonderful player… who knows?
“If he fancies a game, once we’ve got over the weekend, then I’ll see if we’ll give him a call.”
Rio Ferdinand made more than 400 appearances for Manchester United over the past 12 years, and had been the Captain before Nemanja Vidic took over the armband. He made 19 appearances this season, 12 in the League and 7 in the Champions league.