With the news of Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth round draws against Manchester City still settling down, the Blues fans have been hit with the news that Captain John Terry will be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old defender, who joined the club at the age of 14, has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League with the Blues in 664 appearances so far.
“To be honest, I was in [for contract talks] last week before the Arsenal game and it’s not going to be extended,” he said.
“It’s my last run in the FA Cup so I want to make it a good one. It’s a big season for me and I want to push on – not just in this competition but in the Premier League as well.”
“I knew before the Arsenal game so mentally I’ve kind of accepted it. We just have to move on,” he said.
“They said that when the new manager comes in, things might change. It’s a no at the minute. I needed to know now like I have done every January and sometimes it takes a couple of months to get done.
“Unfortunately it was a no. It’s not going to be a fairytale ending, I’m not going to retire at Chelsea.”
Reacting to the news, Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright told the BBC: “He still has something in him, he will still be able to help someone. I would be delighted for John Terry if his last game would be in the FA Cup final.”