The Daily Mail has reported that Chelsea captain John Terry is in line for a shock summer move to Turkish club Fenerbahce.
John Terry is Mr. Chelsea. He’s the living embodiment of what it means to play for the club and he’s one of the only remaining stars to have come through the ranks at the club and retain that identity of what it means to play for them.
Press reports are suggesting that he could be tempted into a huge mega money deal to go and play in Turkey ahead of next season, which is flawed in so many ways I don’t know where to start.
If the rumours are true, Jose Mourinho is ‘coming home’ to Stamford Bridge which will make it almost impossible for Terry to move.
Such was their friendship and working relationship during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, Terry could not be blamed for turning down any move just for the chance to work with the Portuguese coach once again.
This is also a player who is the captain of Chelsea football club. That is not an easy responsibility to walk away from, especially when you consider that there are so many young and developing players in the Chelsea team.
Terry is not the defender he once was, but he’s not the sort of player who would just up and leave a side in transition, just to go and get one more big pay day during his career. In short, he’s not Didier Drogba.
His career path also seems destined to stay well within the boundaries of English football long after he retires.
Several sources and individuals have tipped him to go into coaching and management, so it makes no sense for him to leave the country for maybe another one or two years before he retires and then comes back to do his coaching badges.
He may even have aspirations to coach at Chelsea to some degree and he may have his long term eyes set on the top job at Stamford Bridge.
Both of those visions would be damaged if he left the club at this point, because Chelsea are chasing other teams at the moment and they may not take kindly to being left high and dry by another top player.
It’s also the basic logic and sense in the move which seems confusing. It’s a mystery as to who he’d want to go and play in an inferior league, when he enjoys such a solid role and high profile in England, which produces better domestic football. Therefore, it could only ever be a money related decision.
Chelsea fans, do you think the Fenerbahce links are rubbish?