Time Up For John Terry At Chelsea?
John Terry has been a rock at the heart of Chelsea’s defence for more than a decade, but his time with the London club could soon be drawing to a close. He has struggled to stay in the starting eleven under Rafael Benitez and there are numerous suitors who would jump at the chance to have him at their club.
The 32-year-old just has one year remaining on his contract and there are no talks scheduled for a possible extension. Abramovich has a policy of handing out only one-year-rolling contracts to players aged above 30, but there is no guarantee that even a club legend like Terry will be offered a new deal.
Another legend, Frank Lampard, is set to taste the ignominy of Abramovich’s flawed policy as the midfielder looks set to leave the club in the summer. Even though the England international has been in excellent form, scoring 16 goals for club and country, he is not being offered a new deal.
So, it is only inevitable that Terry, who has not been at his best this season, will also not be offered a new deal once it expires. The lack of playing time may force Terry’s hand with Metro reporting that the defender will make a decision on his future in the summer.
The report states that Fenerbahce want to bring Terry to Turkey to shore up their defence, but city rivals Galatasaray have also shown a liking for the centre-back.
However, reportedly Terry would prefer a move to Galatasaray, who have Dutch superstar Wesley Sneijder and well as former Chelsea hitman, Didier Drogba, on their books. They go as the underdogs in the last eight clash against Real Madrid in the Champions League next month.
However, it is not all gloom and doom for Terry. Even though Benitez prefers Cahill and Ivanovic as his first-choice defensive pairing, things could change in the summer as a new manager could recall Terry to the starting line-up.