Chelsea Football Club have today confirmed on their website that they will part company with John Terry at the end of the season.
The statement claims that the decision is a joint one and that after 22 successful years at Stamford Bridge, club captain Terry will seek pastures new at the end of his contract when the season comes to its close.
Terry has made a quite unbelievable 713 appearances in the Blues’ shirt and has helped them to a number of honours along the way, including a Champions League and four Premier League titles.
At 36-years-old, Terry will go down in history as one of the league’s most prolific defenders, with the former England international currently holding the title as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer as a central defender.
Although he has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte this season in regards to playing time, he will go down as a Chelsea legend and will be a big loss for the club.
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.