The future of former Chelsea and England defender John Terry has been a matter of much debate since the end of the 2016-2017 season, with a number of sides mulling over the option of bringing in the 36-year-old for a final Premier League hurrah. The player is one of the greatest defenders in Premier League history, as well as a galvanising figure in the dressing room.
Bournemouth were widely tipped to be the most likely destination of the veteran player, who called time on a 19-year-long career with the Blues. However, it has this evening emerged that another club is now in the running for the player, with the Sky Sports News official Twitter account reporting that West Bromwich Albion are now interested in signing Terry:
Baggies manager Tony Pulis was rumoured to have made enquires about a January loan deal for Terry, but the move fell through as the former England captain was determined to remain at Stamford Bridge until his contract expired. Bournemouth remain eager to sign the Terry, with manager Eddie Howe keen to add experience to one of the youngest sides in the league.
Terry clearly still believes that he can compete in England’s top tier, and is likely to resist the lures of a big money move to China or the USA to remain in his native country. The one-club-man racked up a host of honours during his time at Stamford Bridge; including five Premier League trophies, five FA Cups and a Champions League Trophy.