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Football: Anton Ferdinand moves from QPR to Turkey's Bursaspor

Published on Jan 29, 2013 8:27 PM
 
Queens Park Rangers' (QPR) English defender Anton Ferdinand gestures to the crowd following the English FA Cup third round replay football match between West Bromwich Albion and QPR at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England on Jan 15, 2012. Ferdinand joined Bursaspor on loan on Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013, as the Turkish football championship continued to swell its ranks with players from Europe's more prestigious leagues. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand joined Bursaspor on loan on Tuesday as the Turkish football championship continued to swell its ranks with players from Europe's more prestigious leagues.

QPR, the Premier League's bottom side, said in a statement that the 27-year-old centre-back had joined Bursaspor, who are seventh in the Turkish league, until the end of the season.

Ferdinand, who made 49 appearances for the west London club after joining from Sunderland in 2011, is the latest player to move to a championship that was previously shunned by big names.

Wesley Sneijder signed for Galatasaray from 2010 Champions League winners Inter Milan earlier this month and has been joined at the league leaders by former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who ended his brief spell at Shanghai Shenhua on Monday.

 
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