Terry could stay in Premier League?

In a statement released on the club's website, Chelsea said: "John Terry and Chelsea Football Club jointly announce our captain will leave the club at the end of the season".

"With this obsession I've been able to become Chelsea's most successful captain and I'm immensely proud to be mentioned in the same company as Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti, Frank Lampard, John Hollins and many other greats as one of the highest appearance-makers for the club".

Terry is the most decorated individual in Chelsea club history, with four Premier League titles, one Champions League, five FA Cups, a Europa League and three League Cups.

Drogba has now jumped on the bandwagon of recognising Terry as a Chelsea and Premier League legend with an incredible Instagram post.

He has played nearly all of his career at Chelsea, other than six loan appearances for Nottingham Forest in 2000.

Previously, JT had promised that he would never sign for another Premier League team, but so far, all the rumors that have emerged since the announcement have him linked with just those sorts of teams.

However, with his current deal expiring this summer, it has been confirmed that he will not be signing a new deal and with a desire to continue playing, he will now search for a new challenge.

Terry, now 36, joined Chelsea back in 1995, becoming club captain in 2004 following Marcel Desailly's departure, and he has been a Chelsea hero throughout his time at Stamford Bridge. You associate him as a one club man and I think it's always sad when a player of that stature for a club puts a shirt on for someone else.

"I look forward to returning to this great club in some capacity in the future", he added.

He retired from worldwide football in 2012 after winning 78 England caps and signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues in May 2016.

The former midfielder wrote on Instagram: "He set standards for everyone, whether it was demanding excellence in training, fighting for every win or respecting how fortunate we were to play for such a great club". Still, life goes on and for Terry, that means a new team and perhaps a new league as he seems intent on playing for a bit longer.

'We have shared blood, sweat and tears in that blue shirt.



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