Chelsea defender unsure of Stamford Bridge future.
Chelsea defender John Terry hopes that the club will hand him a contract extension after he admitted that he’ll never play for another English club, Sky Sports reports.
The 32-year-old has just a year left to run on his current deal and has seen his playing time cut short this season thanks to interim manager Rafa Benitez’s player rotation policy and, like Frank Lampard, he may have to move on this summer.
Terry has had to recognise that he is no longer the strongest player in his position and that age is finally catching up with him.
However, he still hopes that he has a role to play in the squad and would not hesitate to sign a new deal should one be offered.
“I’d love to stay at Chelsea. If that’s not the case, I have got another year left which I will honour and respect, regardless if it’s a yes or a no,” he said. “Naturally it would be disappointing (to leave), but at the same time you understand that you can’t be around forever.”
“Where I would go after that it certainly wouldn’t be in England. I couldn’t do that to Chelsea or the fans. That’s just not me.
“I’ll wait for the club. I’m happy to leave things until they come to me. We’ve always had that mutual respect between ourselves.”
Terry has been at Chelsea for 15 years, making his debut in the 1998/99 season. He has gone on to make 573 appearances for the club, scoring 55 goals.