John Terry will remain a Chelsea player next season, these were Jose Mourinho’s words at the conference ahead of Chelsea’s visit to Upton Park. John Terry did cast some doubt over his future when he admitted that he is not 100% sure of a new deal being offered to him. Terry made these remarks after he scored in Chelsea’s league cup final win over Tottenham Hotspur.
Over the few years, Chelsea have adopted a policy of offering only one-year contract extensions to the players who are above the age of 30. Such policy landed Chelsea in cold water when their negotiations with Frank Lampard broke down and he eventually ended up signing for Manchester City (on loan from New York Football Club).
Squashing all those speculations, Mourinho has said that: “What I can guarantee is he will be a Chelsea player next season. No doubts he’s going to get his contract.”
Mourinho added: “It will be before the end of the season, for sure.”
Chelsea fans would recall that Terry signed his current deal hours after the end of 2013-14 season. Terry signed his new contract after saying goodbyes to long-term mates Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.
Mourinho has made sure that there are no nerves among Chelsea supporters this time as he hailed his current Captain’s improvement in form this season as he hopes to keep Terry around for at least one more season in order to bring in a proper replacement for the legendary Chelsea defender.
One ideal replacement for John Terry seems to be Chelsea’s new boy Kurt Zouma, who has impressed everyone with his defensive abilities and composure on the pitch. Getting groomed by Terry himself would prepare Zouma in the best way possible to lead Chelsea’s defence for years to come.
For now, Chelsea fans can hope to see their iconic captain extend his current contract before the season ends, as conformed by Jose Mourinho.
Quotes Credits: guardian