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Transfer wrap: Ferdinand heads to Turkey

Created on 29 Jan., 2013 4:30 PM GMT

Bursaspor have announced the signing of Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand on loan until the end of the season.

The 27-year-old had made just nine English Premier League appearances for QPR this campaign and has opted to join the Turkish Super Lig side to get more playing time.

The Istanbul outfit have the option of making the signing of the Peckham-born centre-back permanent at the end of his temporary deal.

Ferdinand has been at Loftus Road for just one-and-a-half seasons after joining QPR from Sunderland in August 2011.

The defender, brother of Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand, began his career at West Ham United.

Bursaspor are seventh in the Turkish Super Lig, nine points behind leaders Galatasaray.

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