John Terry has revealed that he wants to extend his Chelsea contract for 12 more months.
The former English national team captain and present Chelsea captain John Terry is refusing to give up on his Chelsea career and believes he can earn a new contract at Stamford Bridge after this season.
The Chelsea skipper’s future has been put under question during the opening weeks of the season after losing his place to Kurt Zouma in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI. John Terry was at fault in both the first two matches against Swansea City and Manchester City as they drew and lost respectively. The Chelsea defense has been heavily criticised this season and John Terry has to take that responsibilities.
The uncertainty surrounding his future has already alerted rival clubs with Turkish side Fenerbahce monitoring his situation. It was reported earlier that if John Terry fails to make it to the Chelsea starting lineup, he might join the Turkish giants in future.
Surprisingly the 34-year-old former England captain believes he still has a major role to play for Jose Mourinho’s side this season. After being dropped for Chelsea’s two previous matches against Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Champions League and Arsenal this weekend in the Premier League – both of which Chelsea have won, the veteran central defender returns to the team for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup clash against Walsall.
However, the defender can expect to be back on the bench for the weekend trip to Newcastle, with Mourinho set to continue with Zouma and Gary Cahill in the heart of his back four.
According to Daily Mail sources close to Terry insist he is refusing to press the panic button, despite the fact his distinguished Blues career seems to be drawing to a close and John Terry believes he can still play enough games to convince the Portuguese manager that he deserves another 12-month deal that would take him to the end of the 2016-17 season.
His existing deal expires at the end of the current campaign, and Mourinho will make a decision later on in the season over whether to recommend to the board offer him a new contract.
Much will depend on how many games Terry plays between now and early 2016 when Mourinho makes his decision.
John Terry has been at Chelsea for 20 seasons now. He had joined The Blues in 1995 as a youth player and was promoted to the senior side in 1998. Terry has won 4 Premier League, 5 FA Cup, 3 league cup, 2 Community Shields, 1 UEFA Champions League and 1 Europa League title in his entire career.
John Terry is considered as the greatest Chelsea defender in the history of the club and one of the best in the country as well.
It will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho’s honours the club legend or let him go just like he treated and Petr Cech and Frank Lampard.