As reported by the Telegraph, John Terry is set to leave Chelsea this January and join Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in a big money move.
Chinese clubs are the talk of the transfer rumour mill, with Oscar also set for a move away from Chelsea. Big name players seem to be a huge commodity in the Chinese market and the clubs willing to pay massively for them.
The Telegraph reports John Terry could be offered a massive £12m to play for Shanghai Shenhua and with Chelsea not looking to offer him an extension to his current deal, has a big decision to make.
It would be tough to knock back that kind of money to extend your career, especially if his boyhood club aren’t keeping him around.
The paper reckon that any move would happy in January, not the summer, so a deal would also have to be done with Chelsea.
Apart from a brief loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1999, Terry has been a one club man up to now, having made a staggering 710 appearances for the Stamford Bridge side.
Along the way he became Chelsea’s highest ever scoring defender, netting 40 times for the club, typically from corners and free-kicks with trademark headers.
He’s captained Chelsea during their most successful period in history, lifting 14 major trophies including a European triumph in 2012.
With the Telegraph reporting that whatever happens, he won’t be staying at Chelsea, it’s set to be an emotional farewell between the club, Terry and the fans over the next few months.
If the move with Shanghai Shenhua goes through, Terry will become the first English player to ever play in the Chinese Super League.