Harry Redknapp claims John Terry should re-sign for West Ham this summer

John Terry

Harry Redknapp believes John Terry should return to West Ham this summer.

Harry Redknapp is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that West Ham United would be a good move for Chelsea defender John Terry this summer.

Terry, 35, told Sky Sports earlier this month that Chelsea have no plans to offer him a new contract, meaning he could leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer this summer.

With just months left on his deal with the Blues, it looks like a shock parting of ways is imminent. After more than 20 years at Stamford Bridge and with almost 700 appearances for Chelsea to his name, Terry must now be thinking of his next move.

Many fans believe that Terry wouldn't play for another English club, such is his loyalty to Chelsea, and some think that he will head out to China or the United States for one last payday.

However, former Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has been quoted by the Daily Star as saying that he thinks Terry should make a stunning return to West Ham United.

Many forget that Terry was on the books at West Ham until the age of 15, where he then moved on to Chelsea - and whilst he Hammers may regret letting him go as a teenager, Redknapp believes that a reunion would be great for both parties, before suggesting that Terry's situation is 'difficult'.

"West Ham would be a good move for West Ham and John," said Redknapp. "He was at West Ham as a schoolboy. It is difficult, I'd keep John personally. John has bought it to a head by coming out and saying what he's said. It is difficult now."

"If they had done it in the summer – holidays, cricket, Euros – but now he has the crowd on his side from John's point of view, he wants to stay but if he isn't going to stay it’s: “Here I am, who wants me?” America or China, whoever," he added.

West Ham already have a number of centre backs, with Slaven Bilic able to pick from Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, James Tomkins and James Collins, so a move for Terry would be a surprise - especially at the age of 35, with West Ham attempting to look to the future as they gear up for their move to the Olympic Stadium.

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