After it was confirmed on Wednesday that John Terry had signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea, it naturally sparked a joyous reaction from fans.
The 35-year-old appeared set for an emotional farewell this summer, with little in the way of progress being made over a new deal.
However, in recent weeks it became clear that negotiations had been taking place and an offer was finally made, one that Terry has now accepted.
With his leadership skills and experience likely to form an important part of Antonio Conte’s hopes for success at Stamford Bridge next season, it is ultimately a highly popular decision from a fans perspective given that the club legend has spent over two decades at Stamford Bridge.
Terry will now hope to play an important role for the team next year, as he continues his playing career where he ultimately always wanted to be.
The only defender I ever loved.???? John Terry????
— S????q Fada (@Plan10_boii) May 18, 2016
John Terry walking into training this morning… pic.twitter.com/CGre6lxHs9
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) May 18, 2016
ONE MORE YEAR! pic.twitter.com/3OfpSkWyru
— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) May 18, 2016
ANTONIO CONTE’S MAGIC,
HE WEARS A MAGIC HAT,
THE BOARD WANTED RID OF TERRY,
BUT HE SAID NO FUCK THAT
— Zak. (@legendofchelsea) May 18, 2016
— ChelseaFansChannel (@ChelseaFansYT) May 18, 2016
Today marks the day Chelsea fans finally won against their board. What a day
— Simon (@CarefreeSimon) May 18, 2016
Terry rejected 300k p/w and a first team role from China for 60k p/w and bench role at Chelsea. What a man.
— #JeSuisKurt (@ThatMunichNight) May 18, 2016