Terry wants to stay

16 May

John Terry has spoken of his desire to finish his career at Chelsea but declined to reveal if he would sign a new 12-month deal.


Chelsea: Terry wants to stayChelsea: Terry wants to stay

The 35-year-old defender has made 703 appearances since his debut in October 1998, but was suspended for the season-concluding 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester.

Terry, whose current contract expires on June 30, in January said he would be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season. The club insisted an offer may be forthcoming and it arrived this week.

The defender said it was for a “different role”, hinting at reduced terms and without guarantees of a first-team place under incoming head coach Antonio Conte.


Terry addressed supporters following the contest, with the fans serenading the man they describe as ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’ on his potential farewell. “John Terry, we want you to stay,” the supporters sang.

“We all want the same thing,” said Terry, who was thrown aloft by his team-mates on a lap of appreciation following the match and his speech.

“I’ve said for a very long time I want to be here for the rest of my career. I want to finish my career here.

“We’ll have a few days and we’ll be speaking to the club. Listen, I want to stay. The club knows that, the fans know that.”

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