The prospect of becoming an Arsenal player is not beyond imagination as far as Rio Ferdinand is concerned.
After 12 years with Manchester United, Ferdinand is now in search of a new club following a final season to forget at Old Trafford.
At the start of of this month, Arsenal were touted as contenders to make a shock move to secure the defender’s services if United failed to offer him a new contract.
Arsene Wenger is already rumoured to be an admirer of Ferdinand and the fact that the centre-back will not cost anything as a free-agent could be hard to resist for the Arsenal boss.
A deal for Mikael Silvestre was the last business Arsene Wenger did with anyone at Old Trafford as the French veteran went on to experience an erratic time at Arsenal after arriving in 2008.
But even at 35 years of age, Rio Ferdinand has retained his desire to win and speaking at Wembley while the Gunners celebrated their FA Cup triumph, the former red devil gave his thoughts on where Arsenal FC can go from here.
“It was not perfect but at the end of the day, getting yours hands on the trophy is what matters. But they have to spend, inspire and get players to come in and push them up. ” he said
Those words invited an inquiry from a fellow BT sport pundit over whether Ferdinand would consider being one of those suggested ‘new players’ for Arsenal this summer.
“They will have to spend though (to have me),” Ferdinand said with a laugh.
“I will go on holiday for a couple of weeks with my family and then I will come to a decision at some point”
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