Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent the last few days discussing where club legend John Terry could be plying his trade next season.
The captain defender confirmed on Monday that he will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season, having failed to establish himself in Antonio Conte’s plans.
Indeed, although the 2012 Champions League winner began the season in Conte’s preferred XI, he hasn’t actually started a Premier League fixture since a 2-2 draw with Swansea City in September – and the Blues have gone on to dominate the division in his absence.
Terry has spent spells out of the first-team before – Andre Villas-Boas’ short-lived tenure particularly coming to mind – but now aged 36, his chances of claiming a place in Conte’s three-man defence look particularly slim.
Curiously, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has admitted that he’d ‘never say never’ on the idea of Terry moving to Chelsea’s London rivals this summer and that every manager would think about signing the former England skipper.
As quoted by Sky Sports, the Irons gaffer said; “Every manager and club would think about John Terry if he’s available because there are not many leaders like him, but then again we have experience in that position, we have good players in that position, so never say never but to be fair I don’t think about that right now.”
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