John Terry signs one-year Chelsea contract extension
John Terry has penned a one-year contract extension at Chelsea.
The veteran defender’s future had been up in the air, with a move to Major League Soccer mooted as the Blues delayed their offer of a new deal.
But it was revealed last week that Terry had been given the chance to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge and now the Blues have confirmed that an agreement has been reached.
“I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club,” said Terry.
“Everyone knows I’m Chelsea through and through.
“I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.
“Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You’re the best in the world.”
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck declared himself pleased with the deal that will keep Terry in west London.
“We are delighted John will spend another year at the club,” he said.
“He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history.
“He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent.’
Blues director Marina Granovskaia added: “We look forward to another year with John at the club, and believe he will be an important figure in the dressing room and on the pitch as we look to bring success back to the club next season.”
Terry will return to training under new Chelsea coach Antonio Conte later this summer.