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Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a new five-year contract which is reported to be worth £150,000 per week.
The defender was the subject of much transfer speculation in the summer, with suggestions of a £40m bid from Manchester City for the 28-year-old.
A statement on the official Chelsea website stated the club was “delighted” that Terry had signed the new deal.
It added that the move reaffirms the England skipper’s desire to end his career at Stamford Bridge. (BBC Sport)
For quite some time this summer many believed that John Terry may well leave the club he has represented since he was 14 and the player did nothing to allay any concerns of a potential move until the 11th hour when he pledged his loyalty to the club, but did he only do so once he was offered this lucrative new deal?
Initially the one club man had reportedly annoyed that he wasn’t given the full picture as to what was going on by the club and that further fueled speculation that he may decide to leave, but did anyone really think he would actually make such move?
Given the years of good service it was perhaps unfair for some to believe the England skipper would consider making a money spinning move to Man City, where no doubt he would have been offered an even more obscene amount of cash, but is it fair to assume he may well have used the speculation and the real interest shown by Mark Hughes,to help get himself a better wage, and if so, is that such a bad thing?