Chelsea skipper John Terry is set to leave the club at the end of the season to conclude his long career at the Stamford Bridge.
The English defender is one of the best players in his position that the country has ever produced, and he will end his career at the Bridge as one of the most successful players in the Premier league.
Terry has played more than 700 games in the Blues’ shirt since his debut back in 1998, and has 68 goals to his name, along with numerous other accolades. He has made third-highest number of appearances for Chelsea in the history of the club, and has captained the side more than any other player till date.
The Englishman was a mainstay in the team’s defence at the start of the previous season, but he has gradually failed to continue making regular appearances for the club, and has fallen down the pecking order under Antonio Conte this season. However, he has surely helped the side in the background, and will definitely be missed next season.
The 36-year-old and the club released a joint statement earlier today to confirm this news.
Terry’s statement read: “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.”
You can read the whole statement here.
The decorated center-back has won 14 major honors with the club in his 22-year spell, and he will forever be remembered by every Premier League fan for a long time to come.