Chelsea captain John Terry has enjoyed bit of a renaissance since the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge in the summer. The defender looked to be past his best and heading out of Chelsea after enduring a difficult spell under Rafael Benitez last season.
However, since Mourinho’s second-coming at Chelsea, the defender has found a new lease of life and has played an integral part in the Blues’ fine season so far. Terry has forged a fine partnership with Gary Cahill and is the one of the main reasons behind Chelsea conceding the least amount of goals during the current Premier League campaign.
Despite Terry’s fine performance this season though, there has been speculation that the defender could be leaving Chelsea in the summer after he has not yet been able to agree on a renewal to his contract at Stamford Bridge which expires at the end of the season.
It had been strongly suggested that Chelsea were ready to let stalwarts such as Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard leave, as the club look to enter into a new era next season.
However, Jose Mourinho has quashed rumors suggesting that the Blues are looking to part with their captain and revealed that he, as well as the entire club want the defender to remain at the Bridge. The Portuguese manager added that he has no involvement in the contract talks between Terry and the club but reiterated that all the parties concerned would like the defender to extend his stay with the Blues.
Mourinho said, “The only idea I have is that the manager wants him to stay but the contracts are between the player and the club, I never have any involvement in this.
“They will find the right moment. The club knows I want him to stay. The club wants him to stay, he wants to stay, so normally he is staying.”
Since making his debut for Chelsea back in 1998, Terry has gone on to amass over 600 appearances for the London side and has earned legendary status with the Blues’ faithful for his undying commitment towards the club.
Written by: Sarad Shrestha