Confirmed: John Terry Signs New One-Year Contract Extension With Chelsea
Chelsea have announced that long-serving skipper John Terry has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club. See all the details here
Chelsea have announced on Chelseafc.com that long-serving skipper John Terry has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club.
Terry’s future at Stamford Bridge was in serious doubt as his contract was due to expire at the end of June and for several months it looked as though no new deal was going to be put on the table.
However, the club spokesman confirmed at their press conference last Friday ahead of Sunday’s Premier League finale against Leicester that a new one-year contract extension had been offered to the centre-back.
Terry told the Stamford Bridge faithful after the game that he wanted to prolong his stay at the club so it looked as though a resolution was going to be found that would see the 35-year-old extend his career at Chelsea.
The club have now confirmed on their official website that Terry has signed the deal meaning he’ll go in to his 22nd season with the Blues next season. Terry told Chelseafc.com:
‘I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through.
‘I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.
‘Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You’re the best in the world.’
Terry joined Chelsea when he was 14 and progressed through the youth ranks before breaking in to the first team in 1998. He’s now amassed over 700 appearances making him the clubs third highest all-time appearance holder and has led Chelsea to a whole host of trophies including 4 Premier League’s and the Champions League.
In-coming boss Antonio Conte is expected to overhaul the Chelsea squad following a disastrous title defence so it will be interesting to see where the Italian tactician sees Terry fitting in to his first team plans.
You’d expect Terry would only have signed the extension if he was given assurances over his place in the team but he’s now the wrong side of 35 so he’s only got so many miles left in the tank, so a long-term successor is going to be needed sooner or later.
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