Birmingham City today confirmed they have made a contract offer to former Chelsea and England skipper John Terry.
Blues boss Harry Redknapp, who agreed to stay on at the Midlands club for another year, wants a leader. They don’t come much better than ‘JT’.
Whether Terry accepts what Redknapp says is a ‘good offer’ remains to be seen. He’s still considering options from the States and China.
The 36-year-old left the Premier League champions at the end of the season after making 717 appearances and winning 13 major trophies in 22 years.
It was clear that his time at the Bridge was coming to an end, as he only featured in 14 games for Chelsea last season. Pictures of him on the bench became all-too familiar.
But Terry, the pro that he is, never kicked up a fuss and it was fitting that he should sign off as a Premier League champion.
He has been a fantastic servant to the West London club and he’ll be back one day.
As we have said on numerous occasions here on zapsportz, it is surely only a matter of time before he is Chelsea manager – with Frank Lampard as his No.2. It’s written in the stars!
Birmingham boss Redknapp confirmed on Talksport this morning that an offer had been put on the table for Terry this morning – it’s up to the player now.
“We’ve made him a good offer and we have done the best we can,” Redknapp said. “It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.”
Redknapp recently linked up with Terry for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick’s testimonial match, with Terry captaining Redknapp’s All-Stars.
Harry can be very persuasive. As many would testify.