Chelsea will undergo major changes this summer under new boss Antonio Conte. The Blues will be parting ways with a number of players, like iconic John Terry. Terry has resigned to moving from Stamford Bridge since February as his contract expires at the end of the season and Chelsea has not offered him a new contract.
The 35-year-old veteran has told his friends and teammates that he is close to closing a deal with a club in the Chinese Super League.
Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai SIPG are said to be the interested clubs, that will match or raise his current £150,000 weekly salary, paying Terry about £12 million per year.
Although the England ex-captain has been linked to a move to play for the MLS, the Chinese clubs seem to be a better fit. Terry has declared that after winning 4 Premier League titles, 5 FA cups, the Europa League and Champions League trophies with Chelsea he couldn’t play for another English club. He made his Chelsea debut in 1998 and has played over 700 games for the Londoners.
Terry is set to play in the Chinese Super League next season and join former Chelsea stars Ramires and Demba Ba, as well as manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Although Terry had the best passing average for any player that played more than 10 league games this season (90%), Conte is happy to see him go, ignoring the fact that Terry feels he can give another two quality years to Chelsea football.