Reports have linked Chelsea’s captain John Terry with an exit away from the club, and Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, managed by former Chelsea coach, AVB are eager to lure the Chelsea legend away from Stamford Bridge.
However, Talk Sports reports that former Blues defender Jason Cundy has said that Chelsea should keep Terry till the end of the season. He said: “One thing I can see, and it is not something any Chelsea fan including myself wants to hear, is it’s probably going to be John’s last season [at the club].
“He has been the best defender in the Premier League ever for me, one of the best English defenders ever. But everything has to come to an end at some stage and you’ve seen the emergence of the back three that Conte has implemented and I can’t at the moment find a place for him in the starting XI.
“I would love to see him stay another year but you can’t just give contracts on sentimentality. He deserved the contract he got for this year – he was one of the better players in a dreadful season last year.
“Things move forward, squads evolve and players move on. It doesn’t surprise me that China and teams in America will be linked with John in the next couple of months.
“I wouldn’t get rid of him in January, absolutely no way – [with] his value to the squad and dressing room. Over the years we’ve had few players come through from the academy and he represents everything about that – he is Mr Chelsea, the player on and off the pitch to represent the fans. I don’t want to see him leave now, it would be a bad decision on the club’s part because who knows what Chelsea can go on to achieve.” He said.
John Terry has still shown that he’s a top player, but the form of Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Gary Cahill have kept the legend away from the starting lineup.