QPR fans react to Rio Ferdinand signing on Twitter

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Former Manchester United, Leeds United and West Ham United defender adds Queens Park Rangers to his CV - but not all fans are happy…

Recently-promoted Queens Park Rangers are set to announce confirmation of a deal that sees Premier League veteran Rio Ferdinand join the West London side, according to Sky Sports.

Free agent Rio Ferdinand had been employed by Manchester United for a dozen years, after spells at Leeds United and West Ham United.

By joining QPR, he reunites with his former mentor at the Hammers - Harry Redknapp - and brings with him the accumulated experience of six Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy and 81 international caps with England, amongst other honours.

Some Hoops fans have praised the club for recruiting a player with Ferdinand's pedigree, however, at 35 - and a player who will turn 36 before the next season is even at it's halfway stage - the deal has not been without criticism.

Already, a manipulated image of two snails attached to each other has gone viral due to it's caption quote - "Exclusive picture of Ferdinand and Dunne at QPR this morning."

And QPR supporters have expressed concern that the signing of Ferdinand will be atypical of the club's transfer strategy this summer.

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