Rio Ferdinand urges the Premier League clubs to sign one player this summer

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The Premier League is reaching the business end of the season now and although the race for the title is unlikely to be competitive, there are plenty of other intriguing battles in the offing further down the table.

Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday was just another example of why the Premier League is still considered to be one of the most entertaining divisions in Europe despite the recent struggles in the Champions League.

Following their impressive second-leg comeback against Sevilla last week, Leicester became the only English side left in the UCL at the quarter-final stage.

Despite the vast amounts of money Premier League teams have spent to attract players from abroad over the last few years, it hasn't converted into continental success.

No doubt chairmen up and down the country will be getting out their chequebooks once again in a few months' time when the transfer window reopens.

But, according to Rio Ferdinand, the Premier League's biggest clubs do not need to look too far away to find a player of genuine quality.

The former Manchester United defender uploaded a video to his official YouTube account on Monday afternoon, where he revealed his 'FIFA Team of the Week' - made up of Premier League players who had impressed him over the weekend.

You can see Ferdinand's full XI in the video below, which features his former teammates Tom Heaton, Jonny Evans and Jesse Lingard.

Upfront, Rio went for Jamie Vardy alongside Romelu Lukaku, who attracted a few headlines last week for publicly stating his refusal to sign a new Everton contract.

With just two years left to run on his current deal, the 21-goal forward could very well be on the move this summer.

And Ferdinand thinks Lukaku is someone that all of the big Premier League teams should try to sign this summer.

"Now this geezer, he should be carrying one, if not both of the centre-halves from the halfway line into the penalty box and then smashing it top corner. He's that strong, he's that powerful," Ferdinand said.

"Top goalscorer in the Premier League now. Two goals this weekend, a hand in all four goals I think.

"If I'm one of the Premier League big boys, I am rumbling around to find his phone number because I'd want him in my squad next year."

The Belgian international has already been linked with moves to Man United and Chelsea but you can guarantee speculation surrounding his future will only intensify over the next few months.

Particularly if this rich vein of form continues. In his last six matches, the 23-year-old has scored eight goals.

Naturally, Everton will be reluctant to let their star man go but if other clubs can promise Champions League football, it could be extremely difficult for Lukaku to remain a Toffees player next season.

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