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Rio Ferdinand believes he'd command a NINE FIGURE transfer fee in today's market

Rio Ferdinand believes he'd command a NINE FIGURE transfer fee in today's market

Rio Ferdinand joined Manchester United for £29.1 million back in 2002.

Rio Ferdinand has revealed the eye-watering, NINE FIGURE price tag he'd command in the modern transfer market.

Ferdinand starred at West Ham United then Leeds United before securing the biggest move of his legendary career.

In 2002, he sealed a switch to Manchester United for £29.1 million to become the most expensive British footballer in history at the time.

Of course, the centre-back went onto enjoy a glittering career at Old Trafford, winning an impressive six Premier League titles and the prestigious Champions League, among other trophies.

But how much would Ferdinand be worth in today's market? Well, he believes he'd be worth a whopping £170 million and be on a staggering £400,000-a-week contract.

Speaking on VIBE with FIVE, Joel Beya said: "Look at the prices now... do you know what I mean, 30 mil today..."

Ferdinand replied: "I was 30 mil back in the day."

Stephen Howson then referenced a study examining previous transfers based on inflation, stating: "21 years ago. I think you're the second or third highest, they've adjusted for inflation.

"I think it's Shearer's the highest and then yours is like the second or third highest.

"I think you're 100 mil plus now with inflation."

The former England international continued by revealing his worth in today's transfer market and he didn't hold back.

"100 mil will be cheap mate. Serious, in today's market... 170 mil... 400k-a-week. That's what I'll be now. I would be that now," he confidently said.

Since 2018, the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt, Wesley Fofana and Harry Maguire have commanded huge transfer fees.

Liverpool snapped up Van Dijk for £75 million while Man United shelled out £80 million to sign Harry Maguire.

How much would Ferdinand go for in today's transfer market? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: VIBE with FIVE

Topics: Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United, Football