(Photo) John Terry confirms Chelsea exit

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Blue is the colour for John Terry, but only until the end of the season when he will leave his beloved Chelsea.

The news was confirmed on Monday afternoon via a statement on ChelseaFC.com.

Meanwhile, Terry took to Instagram to mark the momentum occasion, posting a black and white photo of himself walking out onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge.

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Terry, 36, has been at Chelsea for more than two decades.

He has won pretty much everything with the Blues, including four Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two major European honours.

Terry could add to that list in May, depending on how Chelsea get on in the run-in, which includes key fixtures in league and cup.

Ultimately though, Terry will likely play little part in any of Chelsea’s final fixtures, having found himself on the fringes of the first team this season.

Terry told the official Chelsea website: “After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club. From coaches, team-mates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can’t thank you enough. There will be opportunities for me to speak further about this over the coming weeks.

“I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season.

“The club and I have always had a fantastic relationship, which will continue beyond my playing days. We had some really positive talks but with everything taken into careful consideration I have decided it’s the right time for me to leave. I’ve always been conscious that I depart at the right time, in the right way, and I feel that the end of this season is the right time for the club and I. I feel I still have plenty to offer on the pitch but understand that opportunities here at Chelsea will be limited for me. I’m eager to carry on playing and so will be looking to continue with a new challenge. I will of course always be a Blue and am desperate to end my final season as a Chelsea player with more silverware.

“Finally, words cannot describe the love I have for our football club and our amazing Chelsea fans. I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the unbelievable support you’ve shown me over the years. You mean the world to me and every trophy we’ve won during my time at the club we’ve won together. I will never forget the incredible journey we’ve been on. Thank you so much for everything.”

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