Middle East interested to sign Chelsea defender John Terry
With Chelsea skipper John Terry’s future uncertain, clubs from the Middle East are offering him lucrative deals that would see him ending his career over there.
Sources have confirmed that many clubs in the United Arab Emirates are on high alert with the uncertainty of Terry’s future with the Blues and are looking to sign the iconic centre-back.
There are many clubs that can sign him, but the forerunners for this are UAE Pro-League champions Al-Ain, Al Jazira and Al Nasr, whose sporting director is Terry’s former England manager Sven Gorran Eriksson.
Sheikh Mansour, the Chairman of Al Jazira Sports Company, tried to sign John Terry for Manchester City in 2009.
“There are a few clubs who could afford John Terry and his signing would be a massive coup over here.” said an official in the UAE.
Terry currently has £150,000-a-week contract with Chelsea that expires next year, and the club is yet to open talks about extending the deal to keep the English defender.
Despite going down Rafael Benitez’s list of players in the squad, Terry hopes to end his professional career at Stamford Bridge.