English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea captain John Terry could be given a new 12-month contract at the end of the current season by manager Antonio Conte. However, this will depend on the Englishman’s first team involvement for the remainder of the season.
Sami Mokbel of Mail Online has reported that the chances of this happening are less. It is more possible that this season becomes John Terry’s last at the Stamford Bridge. The 35-year-old is slowly nearing his 18-year senior playing spell and Chelsea and is likely to head abroad once his current contract with the Blues comes to an end after the 2016-17 season.
Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande are extremely interested to sign the England stalwart. The club which is managed by former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is also ready to offer a lucrative deal in excess of $10 million per season to capture Terry.
John Terry is the current ambassador of Guangzhou Evergrande. The Chinese club also wants to utilize Scolari’s past experience of managing Chelsea to their advantage of capturing the man from Barking, United Kingdom.
John Terry started the season as the first choice center-back under new manager Conte. However, after suffering an injury, he has failed to make it back into the first team. He has also been a victim of Conte’s three-at-the-back formation which consists of new summer acquisition David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta, as reported by Matt Barlow of Mail Online.
Terry’s future at Stamford Bridge could also be put off by the upcoming youngster Kurt Zouma. The 22-year-old is considered as the future of Chelsea defense and with the club also looking to bring in more new faces at the back, it seems unlikely that the Englishman will be awarded a new contract.
Chelsea are being linked with the likes of Juventus center-back Leonardo Bonucci, according to Matt Law of the Telegraph. If this happens, then a departure from London to China will be the best possible career option for Terry.
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