The relationship between Chelsea and John Terry has seen better days, as the former English captain is said to be leaving Stamford Bridge after 18 years. Incoming boss Antonio Conte is bound to make major changes in The Blues’ locker room, and is happy to let Terry find a new club.
Sven-Goran Eriksson, former England manager, is currently in charge of Chinese Super League team Shanghai SIPG and is looking to reel in John Terry this summer.
The 35-year-old English international has not been offered a new contract and has resigned to leave Stamford Bridge this year. After winning Premier League titles, FA Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League trophies, Terry refuses to play for another English club.
Reports indicate that Terry has informed his friends and teammates about a £12 million move that will see him playing in China next season, however he has not specified what club he will be playing for. There are three Chinese clubs looking for the veteran’s services, however Shanghai SIPG have a slight advantage over the rest.
Eriksson has managed Terry in the England senior side and is very interested in signing the former England star. Former Chelsea superstars Ramires and Demba Ba are other players who have found a new home in China, so we are left to see if Terry will be the next great addition to the Chinese Super League.