John Terry has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea FC, thereby ending all the speculation over his future.
Chelsea captain and legend John Terry looked set to leave the club after spending 21 years and making 703 appearances for the Blues. The 35-year-old joined the club back when he was 14, and has won the Champions League, Europa League, four Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and three League Cups with his boyhood club.
The defender’s contract with the London giants was set to expire on June 30, with no signs of a contract extension on the horizon, until this week. But now, an agreement has been reached for the Englishman to remain at the Stamford Bridge for another season, under new manager Antonio Conte.
As per Chelsea’s official website, Terry said: “I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through. I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one. Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You’re the best in the world.”
Chairman Bruce Buck said: “We are delighted John will spend another year at the club. He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history. He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent.”