Galatasaray will abandon their pursuit of Chelsea skipper John Terry after accepting that the 32-year-old does not want to leave Stamford Bridge.
Terry’s current contract is due to expire at the end of the season and former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was keen on signing the defender for Galatasaray on a £3.2 million a year deal (after tax) for two years with the option of a third in order to bolster his defensive ranks, but the Chelsea captain isn’t interested.
The Turkish club has definitely shown ambition in its signings with former Chelsea man Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder already in Mancini’s squad whilst the promise of Champions League football would have tempted Terry had he been uncertain about his future, but I don’t see why he wouldn’t get an extension at Chelsea with his performances.
Of course because of the club’s policy Terry will only be offered a one-year deal before the end of the season, assuming there will be an offer, but he’ll just want to stay at Stamford Bridge for as long as he can and out of the veteran’s coming to the end of their contracts he’s the only one earning his keep at the moment.
I would even go as far as saying Terry has been Chelsea’s best player so far this season and has thrived with a new vigour since Jose Mourinho returned to West London to manage the Blues once again. The last few years have not been good ones for Terry on and off the field as he was suffering with injuries as well as being involved in a number of controversies, but he’s being spoken about for his football once again and there’s even debate over whether or not he should be recalled to the England squad as he’s the best performing English defender around at the moment.
Source: Daily Mail