Former Chelsea defender David Luiz had criticized his ex-employers at the way John Terry’s contract has been handled. The Brazilian left the west London club in 2014 for Paris Saint-Germain.
Terry will has not been included in the squad that travelled to French capital after he picked a minor ligament and hamstring injury in their weekend 5-1 over Newcastle United.
Luiz has admitted that he is shocked by the way the England international has been treated by his former employers Chelsea and why the club has not offered their captain a new contract.
Luiz played alongside Terry at Chelsea from 2011 to 2014, and has insisted that his former team-mate deserves a new deal at the club.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, Luiz said: “John is probably Chelsea’s greatest ever player, the club need to show him some more respect.”
“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.”
“I really don’t know what to say, the whole situation has confused me. I think it’s obvious to everybody he deserves an extension.”
Terry declared that he would be looking to move on at the end of the season after Chelsea denied his request for talks over a new contract, although the struggling Premier League champions said that they would be open to talks later in the campaign.