You’d be forgiven in thinking it was a vibrant Saturday night in the Transfer Tavern after it erupted to cheers and dancing on the pool tables.
That’s because Chelsea have confirmed on their official website that iconic skipper John Terry has penned a new 12 month deal with the Blues.
Speculation over his future has been rife since the start of 2016, when he announced he was not likely to be kept on at Stamford Bridge upon the expiration of his current contract in a few weeks.
A lucrative move to the Chinese Super League had been mooted, though he was recently offered an extension with his boyhood charges, only in a different role.
While there was some nerves amongst the Blues’ support as to whether or not he would indeed stay, the 35-year old has now put pen to paper.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 18, 2016
Italy manager Antonio Conte will be on the way in the coming months and is understood to have had a role in keeping the Blues bastion in West London.
‘I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through.’, beamed the Stamford stalwart.
‘I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.’
Chairman Bruce Buck announced: ‘We are delighted John will spend another year at the club.’
‘He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history.’
How important will this be for Conte in his first year? Will Terry play all that often?
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