John Terry spoke to the press after the club’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United over the weekend and admitted that there’s still been ‘no communication’ between him and the club’s hierarchy over the possibility of a new contract.
Terry announced two weeks ago that he has not been offered a new contract for when his current one expires at the end of the current season, admitting that he’ll leave Chelsea and explore the possibility of a career abroad. He has been linked with clubs in Qatar and America as well as the chance of a lucrative move to the ever-expanding Chinese Super League.
After Terry’s announcement Guus Hiddink, the club’s interim manager, suggested that Chelsea could yet find ways to keep the captain at the club beyond the end of the season. Terry, meanwhile, said that nothing had changed ‘from [his] point of view’.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game Terry said, “I made it very clear I wanted to stay. It’s a difficult one. The club is the most important thing. There is no communication between me and the club at the moment. I’ll never forget my memories here and they will live with me forever”.
Terry’s frustration has grown as he’s watched other players, such as Branislav Ivanovic, get offered new contracts whilst he hasn’t been. The 35 year old has enjoyed a stellar career at the West London club, winning Premier Leagues, FA Cups, League Cups and the Champions League. His time at the Blues hasn’t been without controversy, however. Terry was stripped of the captaincy on two occasions; once when he had an affair with the partner of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge and once when he was found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.