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BREAKING: John Terry Set To Leave Chelsea At The End Of The Season

BREAKING: John Terry Set To Leave Chelsea At The End Of The Season

Captain, leader, legend, outta here!

Ryan Sidle

Ryan Sidle

Chelsea have confirmed that John Terry will be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season with the club captain not being given a new contract.

It is the second season in a row that this has happened to the centre back but unlike last season, when Antonio Conte's arrival saved Terry, he will almost certainly leave this summer.

Terry
Terry

Captain, leader, legend. Image: PA Images

A club statement, put out jointly between the club and the player said, "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 has given us more than two decades of dedicated and exceptional service. In that time he has displayed the utmost pride at wearing the Chelsea shirt, something he has done on 713 occasions since his debut in 1998, scoring 66 goals. He is the club's third highest all-time appearance-maker and has captained Chelsea a record 578 times.

"This season he has featured less on the field but remained an influential and inspirational member of the squad which, under Antonio Conte's guidance, sits top of the Premier League."

Terry said, "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.

"I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season."

Fans hoping Terry will stay at the last fixture last season. Image: PA Images.

Terry is yet to announce what his future will be, in January one Premier League club showed interest in signing the Chelsea captain but who knows if he'd move elsewhere in England.

China and the MLS could also be options but maybe he'll choose to retire.

What a career he's had!

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