Numerous reports are claiming both John Terry and Chelsea have agreed the captain will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the current season.
On the club’s website a statement read:
“John Terry and Chelsea Football Club today jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season.
Everybody at Stamford Bridge would like to express our enormous gratitude to John and wish him the very best of luck for the future.”
John Terry himself also stated:
“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.
‘Finally, words cannot describe the love I have for our football club and our amazing Chelsea fans. I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the unbelievable support you’ve shown me over the years.”
The 36 year-old has played 713 times (captain for 578 of them) for Chelsea, scoring 40 goals and has won the Champions League, Europa League, 4 Premier Leagues, 5 FA Cups and 3 League Cups.
The former England skipper played 78 times for his country, scoring 6 goals.
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