John Terry signs
with Chelsea for 5 more years
The Chelsea captain John
Terry has signed with the Blues for five more years, ending all
speculations of a departure.
captain of Chelsea and England has officially signed a five-year
contract with the club, effectively ending all rumours over his
future. The original contract of Terry with Chelsea FC is
scheduled to expire in two years, but it is now replaced by the
new five-year deal, which means that John Terry will stay with
the Blues until 2012.
John Terry commented on the deal:
"I'm really happy this has now been
concluded. There has been a lot of speculation but these things
take time and I never had doubts that I wanted to stay at
Chelsea and that the club wanted me to stay. I hope the fans can
see that we are all trying to build something special here, both
for now and for the future, and I want to be a part of that. I
have been at Chelsea all my career and have the privilege of
being captain. Now it's time to look forward to the new season
which we are all very confident about."
John Terry, who has 39 England caps, made
his Stamford Bridge debut against Aston Villa in 1998 and Marcel
Desailly passed on the captaincy to him during the 2004-05
season. Throughout his career, the 26-year-old defender has
played with Chelsea only, and rumours about his future departure
from Stamford Bridge came as a shock to many Blues fans.
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Published on 07/27/2007