Bulldog, lion, stallion… the media have officially run out of animals to serve up as metaphors for John Terry’s commitment to the Chelsea cause.
The only option is for ‘JT’ to explore pastures new. Whilst Los Angeles and China would provide the outgoing Blues captain with a handsome payday, where would he be able to feast on whelks whilst enchanting the locals with anecdotes of a ‘proper tough as nails’ Big Smoke upbringing?
Naturally, he has been linked with West Ham – not too far from his current house but far enough away from Chelsea in the league table to avoid any talk of betrayal. Whispers of Wayne Rooney’s imminent arrival suggest Slaven Bilic is set to shelve his ‘Progressive West Ham’ project in favour of opening a retirement home for unpopular former England talismen.
It could prove to be a masterstroke if Terry genuinely has something left in the tank rather than simply having been made to look competent by the word class defenders flanking him at Stamford Bridge every week.
We’ve called upon Football Manager – reliable as ever – to tell us how this transfer would play out so feast your mince pies on the video below…