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Three possible destinations for John Terry after his summer exit from Chelsea

Saturday 22nd April 2017
John Terry will be taking his leave from Chelsea after two long decades at the club. Terry has won every accolade there is in the game and will forever be remembered as a true legend.

The 36-year old made his debut for Chelsea back in 1998 and has made 713 appearances with them skippering them for 578 of those appearances.

The centre-back isn't ready to drop the curtain on his career just yet, considering the following statement he said to the Chelsea website:

“I feel I still have plenty to offer but understand that opportunities here will be limited for me.”

This summer will be packed with many options for him as he considers taking up a new challenge.

Here we bring you three clubs that the Chelsea captain could find himself next season:

West Bromwich Albion



Tony Pulis has in time past shown an affinity for defenders with more feathers in their cap and he could be willing to offer John Terry a deal in the summer.

The Hawthorns have planted themselves firmly in the top half of the Premier League this season and Pulis will hopefully be given access funds this summer to improve the club's standing.

Signing the centre-back will come at no risk as he would be coming in on a free transfer.

His experience of the top tier and his easy way of finding the net could push West Brom higher up in the Premier League.

The move will appeal to Terry as it will afford him the opportunity to remain in the Premier League and prove he is still capable of competing in the top tier.

Although he has had limited playing time on the pitch this season he still possesses the strength needed to play in a Premier League club.The only issue will be if he is willing to play in a squad that's not in the game to win trophies.

Major League Soccer (MLS)



The former England player was once rumoured to be following in the footsteps of the likes of David Beckham, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard with a move to MLS.

English players are more inclined to move to the USA rather than China or the Middle East. The main attraction to the US being the language and the similarity to the UK. Culturally, the move will not be a drastic one and could be favourable to Terry.

He would be able to win silverware on another continent while still enjoying a whole new view of the world with his family.

In times past, Terry would have been a standout target for MLS clubs as they were looking to sign players that could elevate the league's status. However, they are now after players who would bring more to the league than just fame.

The league is now waxing strong and cannot afford to waste resources on fame rather than good play.

Regardless of that, Terry still has much in store and could help the league to become more renowned. His leadership quality will endear him to clubs. A move to the USA or Canada could be on the horizon.

Newcastle United



There have been nothing said of this, but there are several reasons why a move to Newcastle United would favour both sides.

If they win the battle to get promoted to the Premier League, there would be the need for reinforcements to enable them to keep up with their rivals.

The centre-back is familiar with the ways of Rafa Benitez as they have once worked alongside each other when Benitez coached Chelsea in 2012.

The Club's current centre-back Jamaal Lascelles, who also doubles as the captain, has been inconsistent in his performance and leadership and no one could teach him better than the veteran and this is also a reason why a move to St James Park would favour both sides.
Adebayo Temitope

Temitope, an ardent soccer fan. I may be based in Lagos but I watch as much European football as I can. I've been writing about football for several years, before I joined IRIAW you may have seen my work on The Football Weeks. I'm also a keen music fan


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