“Who is advising him? He is a grown man and should understand it himself but sometimes you are in a bubble and need good advisors.”
Meanwhile, West Ham’s woes in the transfer market are continuing with AC Milan target M’Baye Niang on his way to Watford on loan instead.
The Hammers are also no closer to landing Brentford striker Scott Hogan, and will not match Burnley’s £10m bid for Hull star Robert Snodgrass.
Youngster Reece Oxford could join Rangers on loan, but Jonathan Calleri’s move to Las Palmas has stalled.
* Rio Ferdinand was speaking at a media event for Star Sixes, a new competitive world football tournament for iconic former international players to be held at The O2, London, from July 13-16.
Tickets for the first-ever Star Sixes tournament go on sale tomorrow at 9am at www.theo2.co.uk/starsixes