Watford’s Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo (R) takes on Chelsea’s English defender John Terry (L) during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on February 3, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN
Brazilian defender David Luiz has blasted Chelsea for the poor handling of John Terry’s contract which has led to the long-time Blues Captain wanting to leave the club at the end of the season.
The Paris Saint German star played alongside Terry at Chelsea from 2011 to 2014, and is left baffled that the current premier league champions are allowing the club legend leave after he mad it clear that he wants to remain at the club.
The 35-year-old announced some weeks back that he will be leaving the club after his request for a new deal was rejected but new development informs that the Blues would be open to talks later in the campaign.
But, that seems a little too late as the former England Captain has made up his mind to move on and there are suggestions that he may move to money spinning China or join the likes of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in Major League Soccer (MLS).
“John is probably Chelsea’s greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect,” David Luiz told The Mirror.
“He has been clear that he wants to stay at the club, and they are making him wait for an answer.
“That is not how you treat a player who has given you so much and been a big part of so much success. The fans love John – if this is not handled well, they are not going to be happy.
“I am confused why John hasn’t been offered a new contract. He is still the best central defender at the club and one of the best in England, there should be no question about him being offered another a year.”
Terry will miss the PSG game in France after he injured his tendon during the win against Newcastle United.