EPL : Chelsea will not renew John Terry’s contract

EPL : Chelsea will not renew John Terry’s contract

Chelsea defender John Terry will reportedly not renew his contract with the Blues and is set to leave the club at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.  The decision not to renew was made by the club

hi-res-4b92de9f3c8c4c156866ab00cfb62d37_crop_northTerry: ‘They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. Unfortunately it was a no.’

The 35-year-old has been with the club since 1995 and is one of Chelsea’s most decorated players, having won four Premier League titles and one UEFA Champions League crown with the Blues.

Terry moved from West Ham United’s youth setup to Chelsea’s in 1995 and made his senior debut for the club three years later. By the 2000-01 season, he had established himself as the future of the Blues at centre-back, and his emergence coincided with the club’s ascent to the top of the Premier League hierarchy.

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He was voted PFA Player of the Year for the 2004-05 campaign, in which he captained Chelsea to the title.  He became the first Blues player to ever win the award.

Terry suffered perhaps the lowest point of his career during the 2008 Champions League final, in which he missed a penalty that would have won his team the competition. Instead, the title went to Manchester United.

There was more heartbreak to come for Terry, who missed the final of the 2012 Champions League with a suspension. The veteran played a massive part in Chelsea’s run to the final, but an incident with then-Barcelona star Alexis Sanchez during the semi-finals meant he didn’t get to play against Bayern Munich.

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He’ll mostly be remembered for his long and successful Premier League career, however, highlighted by his four titles and five FA Cup trophies. As one of the most decorated defenders in Premier League history, Terry will also leave behind a huge legacy.

He will be expected to move to MLS to prolong his career, though Sporting Intelligence offered up a tantalising alternative

Genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if a Chinese Super League club offered John Terry even more money than any European / MLS team in the summer

Fellow Chelsea legend Frank Lampard already plies his trade in MLS with New York City FC, and while that team falls under the same ownership umbrella as Manchester City, a reunion in the Big Apple seems likely. Other options include the LA Galaxy, home of former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard.

John Terry: “It’s not going to be a fairytale, I’m not going to retire at Chelsea.” Also says there have been talks on future role at club

Source : bleacherreport