Rio Ferdinand reacts to Manchester United, Arsenal transfer rumours with Muller, Pedro and Benzema

Rio Ferdinand Signing

Ferdinand believes both Karim Benzema and Thomas Muller would be excellent additions to the Premier League.

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has been articulating his thoughts on three big potential signings for Premier League clubs.

The former Manchester United defender used his Instagram page to discuss rumoured deals involving Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Red Devils had this week been linked with a £70 million bid for Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller by German channel Sport1, while The Mail reported Arsenal's interest in Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Regarding Karim Benzema, Ferdinand had this to say: "I've played against him. I think he's a really, really good player. He knows how to score the goals in the box. He makes things happen. Top top player in my opinion. If Arsenal get him they have got a chance."

Discussing a United deal for Muller, Ferdinand said: "(He's a) fantastic footballer, can play in a few different positions which is vital as well the way Van Gaal asks his team to play. If they get him its a top, top signing."

He was similarly buoyant about a potential deal to bring Pedro to Old Trafford from Barcelona, with Talksport describing United as the frontrunners to sign the forward.

Former centre-back Ferdinand said: "If I'm one of the top four clubs in England, I take him all day. Won trophies, scores goals, scores in important games, proper."

Pedro helped destroy United's Champions League dream in 2011, scoring the opening goal in a 3-1 final victory for Barcelona at Wembley.

Louis van Gaal this week made comments about a 'surprise signing', reported by The Times, leading to speculation regarding big names, adamant that the media have not yet got wind of the forward he is eyeing.

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