John Terry is leaving Chelsea at the end of the season after an illustrious 19-year career at Stamford Bridge – but that might not be the last we see of him in the Premier League.
According to the Telegraph, Bournemouth are in the running to sign the Chelsea skipper on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The Telegraph believe that Eddie Howe’s excellent work over the past few seasons has put the Cherries into a strong enough position to sign experienced players, and Terry appears to tick all the boxes.
You would perhaps think that Terry, who has won 16 pieces of silverware in a Chelsea shirt, would see a move to mid-table Bournemouth as a considerable step-down. However, the Telegraph report that the 36-year-old is attracted to the club’s location and style of play.
The Telegraph note that Terry’s £100,000-a-week demands are the only potential stumbling block, but Bournemouth are confident that they can secure his signature this summer.
Terry may be in the swan-song of his playing career, but he still has plenty to offer. Bournemouth could be the ideal location.