John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of this season, although it may be against his will.
The Blues’ captain announced earlier this year that he would not be given a new contract and will move on after 18 years with the club.
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Speaking after Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday, Terry said he has had no communication with the club about the possibility of signing a new deal, although he made it “very clear” that he never intended on leaving.
The club is the most important thing.
There’s no communication between myself and the club at this minute. I said what I had to say, that’s how it was.
I made it very clear that I wanted to stay.
Chelsea has a policy of giving older players one-year contracts, and one would assume Terry could still help the club on the pitch for another season. However, with the captain saying there has been no communication about even the possibility of signing a new deal, it looks like he is being forced out.
With more than 700 appearances for Chelsea and one of the club’s iconic figures, it looks like the end of Terry’s run at Stamford Bridge could be a bit messy. Hopefully, the club can patch this situation so Terry gets the send-off he deserves.