Chelsea football club have listened to the plea of their fans and offered long serving 35 year old captain John Terry a new one year contract for him to remain at Stamford Bridge.
John Terry had already intimated to friends and family that he will be playing his last match for the club against Leicester City this weekend, but having met with Chelsea officials this week, he’s been offered a one year deal to remain at the club.
A club spokesman said according to SportsMail: ‘Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck met with John and his agent this week and offered him a one-year contract extension.
‘With it coming so late in the season, this is a big decision for John and his family and it is something that they are now considering.’
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink revealed during his press conference on Friday that he had been speaking to the club about Terryinforming them that they needed to ‘cherish’ their legends.
‘I talk to the people inside every now and then,’ Hiddink said. ‘I’m always in favour, generally speaking, that players, ex players – I’m not talking about John now – have a lot of influence in the culture of a club.
‘When the players say goodbye to a club they love and come back, in whatever task, I’m in favour. Maybe that’s also for John in the future. I don’t know.’
He added: ‘He is already 21 years in this club. I saw an image of him recently coming in as a youngster. It’s huge, 21 years. That’s why they become legends.
‘You must cherish those legends for the future as well.’