After two decades of association with the football club, John Terry is reportedly preparing himself to leave Chelsea FC at the end of the season.
Unlike what many football fans would have thought, Terry is not going to retire at Chelsea FC at the end of the season, but will be moving on to another club.
“Ideally I would have loved to stay, but the club’s moving in a different direction,” Terry was quoted saying to the BBC. “It’s a no at the minute. I needed to know now like I have done every January and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done.
“It’s not going to be a fairytale ending. I’m not going to retire at Chelsea, which it took me a couple of days to get over.”
Asked whether he would like to stay in England or not, Terry said that he does not want to go to another Premier League club, and that he is going to try his fortunes elsewhere.
“I couldn’t play for another Premier League club. It will be elsewhere for sure,” said Terry. “The club will move on. No player is ever bigger than the club. No doubt they’ll sign one or two great centre-backs.”
Chelsea FC still want to keep options open with Terry?
In spite of the Blues captain himself confirming that he may not continue at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, a Chelsea FC spokesperson said that the club could yet offer the former England captain a contract, and that all depends upon the wishes of the new manager, who comes in on the summer of 2016.
“John was advised that while no new deal was currently on the table, that situation could change in the coming months,” said the Spokesman to BBC. “The club has the utmost respect for John and everything he has helped us achieve to date.”
Another twist to Gary Cahill Saga?
While the Chelsea FC fans grieve yet another of their legends leaving the club, it would be interesting to see what defender Gary Cahill’s situation is. The England international has not been happy at the club, having lost his place in the starting XI to Kurt Zouma. However, with Terry’s departure from the club looming large on the horizon, Cahill may expect to get back his place in the starting XI, as a replacement for the long-serving Chelsea FC captain.