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So, Will Rio Sign A New Contract?

The club will start contract negotiations with Rio Ferdinand in the near future.

The 29-year-old defender's deal will expire in 2009 and the club will open the talks at the end of the current campaign.

Hopefully, this will not turn into a Brown-saga: we had experienced Rio's hesitation to sign a new contract before and none of us wish to feel that again.

I think he will sign but a couple of papers reported that, like Brown who was blasted for living in his agent's pocket, he is not happy with United's initial offer - or what is thought to be their initial offer.

Ferdinand on a free transfer - I bet there would be a number of clubs who would jump at the opportunity so he's got the power to make the club increase its offer. I don't think Fergie will tolerate losing Rio so it could turn serious if the Glazers refuse to meet his demands.

But as he will turn 30 this November, the best thing for him would be to sign a new contract and finish his career there. I know that money will be an issue with Ferdinand, we all know he's not the kind of loyal-through-thick-and-thin person but that does not mean he's got to leave.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 29 2008

Time: 7:01PM

Your Comments

And who is his agent - Mr Zihavi - Chelsea connections :-)
merlin
^^ dream dream sleep on a bed of dreams
rooneyisgod
Yes he will
cyjax
So what you think merlin the muppet? he's going to leave the greatest club in the world to join your ranks of money grabbing toss pots? lets wait and see,but I know where my bet is.
SweetLeftFoot
There are honestly few thing I could care less about....but I think he will.
Blue is the colour
WHAT? if your going to come on an English speaking forum,please speak English you Cockney tw*t!
SweetLeftFoot
Well, we will. But now he's 29?!! Wow, time to sell!!
Matt_Us
DonŽt think heŽll be eager to leave as heŽpast it, he might try to buy time for a season or two at Manure, but I doubt any other club will want him after that.
Blue is the colour
now if you were offering us Vidic! It'd be a different story!
merlin
 

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