Rio Ferdinand: ‘I was close to Barcelona move’

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand exposes that he was close to finalizing for Barcelona in 2008.

    Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has actually exposed that he was close to finalizing for Barcelona in 2008.

    The 41- year-old delighted in a stunning stint at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson, winning 6 Premier League titles and one Champions League with the Red Devils in between 2002 and 2014.

    The defender’s singular European crown in the 2007-08 season saw United defeat Barcelona in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and Ferdinand has actually raised the cover on conversations with then-manager Frank Rijkaard

    Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand stated: “It came close, there were conversations with my representative. Barcelona had actually touched base. I ‘d spoken to Rijkaard not about going there however he sort of made his sensations understood.

    ” It was after the game in Barcelona we drew 0-0 in the tunnel after the game when I spoke to Rijkaard. I constantly stated I desired to play abroad however the only thing that would stop me was if I was winning and effective on home coasts.

    “I was lucky I found a great club at Manchester United it would’ve been almost impossible for me to leave.”

    Ferdinand made 455 appearances for United throughout all competitions, netting 8 times.

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