John Terry is considering the offer of a new one-year contract with Chelsea.
As Chelsea’s official Twitter account reports, Guus Hiddink revealed at his Friday afternoon press conference that an offer of a one-year extension was on the table for the long-serving skipper.
It is announced in the press conference that John Terry has been offered a one-year contract extension. John is considering the offer. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 13, 2016
Terry’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer, and it had appeared for a long time as though the defender would be leaving the club that he has represented for over two decades.
As The Guardian reports, the 35-year-old announced in January that he was poised to move on at the end of this season, when currently Italy coach Antonio Conte replaces interim manager Hiddink.
One would think that Conte has been consulted about Terry’s future, and has approved, or even encouraged this contract offer, which has yet to be signed by the centre-back, but surely will be.
It was thought that Terry had played his last game for Chelsea when his sending off in the 3-2 defeat to Sunderland ruled him out of Sunday’s visit of champions Leicester City due to suspension.
But it seems as though he could yet add to his 703 Blues appearances, in which he has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.
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