Chelsea captain John Terry was overwhelmed by emotions on Friday night at the club’s end-of-season Player of the Year awards.
The 35-year-old has been with the club since 1998 and has made over 700 appearances for them since, which in turn has cemented his position as a club legend.
With his current deal set to expire this summer, Chelsea confirmed that a one-year extension had been offered to the former England skipper who is now considering the deal.
Terry took to Instagram shortly after to address the news, revealing that he is thinking about it after being offered a “different role” with the club.
While it remains to be seen whether or not this new role is something that the veteran defender is interested in, he cut an emotional figure on Friday as he couldn’t hold back the tears as those in attendance at the awards ceremony gave him a long-lasting round of applause as part of a prolonged tribute to his time at the club.
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Based on this reaction alone, there is an argument to suggest that perhaps Terry is ultimately going to turn the new contract offer down and move on.
However, Chelsea supporters will be hoping that he opts to stay at Stamford Bridge for another year ahead of Antonio Conte’s arrival at the club later this summer, with the Italian tactician undoubtedly likely to benefit from having his leadership skills in the dressing room in his first year in England.