John Terry has taken a £100,000-per-week pay cut to remain at Chelsea, according to The Sun.
The Sun reports that Terry’s new one-year contract at Stamford Bridge is worth £50,000 per week – a third of his previous salary – plus bonuses based on the amount of appearances that he makes.
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His annual wage is now £2.6m. The Sun claims that the 35-year-old could have pocketed a whopping £12m a year in the Chinese Premier League – meaning that Terry has sacrificed £9.4m to stay a Blue.
The 35-year-old Chelsea captain signed his extension with the four-time Premier League champions on Wednesday, after months of speculation that he could end his 21-year association with the club.
As The Sun reports, Terry has acknowledged that his role at Chelsea will now change, which is likely to mean less regular football and a steady transition into coaching or an ambassadorial position.
Terry will probably be behind Kurt Zouma, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic in the centre-back stakes, while incoming manager Antonio Conte may choose to make additions to this ageing unit.
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