"Pini [Zahavi - Ferdinand's agent] has been singing Tevez's praises for years, long before I laid eyes on him and I have spoken to Anton [Ferdinand's brother at West Ham] about him loads.
"My brother is always saying what a fantastic footballer Tevez is and he thinks he will be a great acquisition for us.
"As players, we are just like fans really. We are really excited to have new players coming in and can't wait to see what they can do.
"He has only trained with us a couple of times but already we can see what he is all about."