Chelsea skipper John Terry is in the last year of his contract with the club. The Blues have affirmed that they don’t intend to offer a new deal to their current captain, but the situation might change in the future.
Therefore, as things stand, the 35-year-old will not be playing for the West London club after this season.
Terry has been one of the most decorated defenders of his era and his enormous experience in the Premier League makes him a valuable asset even at his age. Unsurprisingly, a number of Premier League clubs have been linked with his services ever since he announced that he won’t be playing for the Blues from next season onwards.
Now, it has emerged that Chinese Super League clubs are also eager to sign the defender and are ready to splash a huge amount of money to secure his signing.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who is currently managing Chinese club Shanghai SIPG, confirmed that Terry has attracted a lot of attention from Chinese clubs.
“There is a lot of talk about John Terry in China,” Eriksson told The Sun. “He has been one of the greatest defenders in the world for the last 15 years.
“He is still doing very well and has a lot to offer. He is one of the most recognisable players in world football, Chinese teams are looking for these big players.
“Great teams need great leaders, and they do not come much better than John Terry. With his skill, his experience, he would be great in China, I have no doubt about that.”
The 68-year-old Swede handed Terry his debut for the English national team in 2003, replacing Gareth Southgate in the second half against Serbia and Montenegro (2-1 win).
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