This season may be John Terry’s last in a Chelsea shirt.
Chelsea captain John Terry has hinted that he may retire at the end of the season, if a new contract is not offered at Stamford Bridge, reports CaughtOffside.
Chelsea captain John Terry makes new statement on England future
Chelsea player ratings from Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham: John Terry leads the way at Wembley
Jose Mourinho confirms a new deal for Chelsea captain John Terry
The 34-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and has admitted that he is unsure whether he still has a future with the Blues.
His manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he expects his skipper to be offered a new deal, but the emergence of 20-year-old Kurt Zouma suggests that Terry’s chances may be limited, despite scoring the opening goal in a man of the match performance in Sunday’s Capital One Cup Final against Tottenham.
The former England international is determined to ensure that if this is his last season, it will be the best possible climax to a career that has already amassed over 500 appearances for the club.
“Hopefully I have a few years, but if this is my last year then I hope it will go out on a bang,” Terry said.
He has confirmed that he will not follow the likes of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole and play for another club after his Chelsea career comes to an end, and is keen to retire at the top, rather than let his legacy slide.
“There does come a point where it would be the right time to go, to say it’s time to move on and people will remember you that way,” he added.