Asmir Begovic has urged his former Chelsea teammate John Terry to join him at Bournemouth. Begovic has joined the Cherries for £10m and according to the Evening Standard wants Terry to also make the move to the South Coast.
Speaking at a golf day for the Asmir Begovic Foundation, the Bosnian international said: “If he fancies Bournemouth it would be great to have him there. He’s obviously the best defender ever in the Premier League. He’s a legend at Chelsea and he deserves the right to make the right decision for himself and his family.”
Terry made his Chelsea debut in 1998 and has since played 492 times for the club in the Premier League and 717 times in all competitions. Terry has a glittering trophy cabinet having won 5 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and both the Champions League and the Europa League. He also won the PFA Player of the Year award in 2005.
After 19 years at Stamford Bridge, it was announced that Terry would leave Chelsea in May 2017. He was giving a rousing send-off during the Blues’ final game of the season against Sunderland when he was given a guard of honour as he left the field after 26 minutes.
Plenty of Premier League clubs have been linked with signing Terry up. Swansea, Stoke, West Brom and West Ham have all expressed an interest. as have Championship rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City.
Begovic played alongside Terry at Chelsea over the last two seasons and now hopes that the 36 year old former England captain can be lured to Bournemouth: “He’s a great player and a great guy as well, so from that point of view it would be really, really good.”