While Terry has expressed his will to remain with the club that he has been a part of since 1998, the Chinese Super League may be the 35-year-old’s best option as the Blues look to find a new guard at centerback.
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Terry has rented out Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge for a final match amongst friends on Monday, following the conclusion of the Premier League season. He is scheduled to miss the final two games for the Blues after being sent off in the latter stages of their match against Sunderland.
Terry will have no shortages of options this summer, with the Guardian reporting that the veteran defender could join former Chelsea teammate Ramires at Jiangsu Suning. The Brazilian made the move to China back in January as a pawn in a movement by the league to draw interest.
The Guardian claims that Terry would receive roughly $23 million if he were to complete a move to China.
Qatari side Al Arabi could also be an option for Terry, who has ties to club manager and former Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola.
One league that likely won’t see Terry play next season is MLS. With Terry still capable of playing for a few more years, he will seemingly command more money than MLS is willing to offer. Designated Player contracts are limited to three per team and are typically only handed to high-profile attackers like Didier Drogba of the Montreal Impact and New York City FC forward David Villa.