Premier League leaders Chelsea chose an awkward timing to announce that club captain and the most decorated footballer in Blues history John Terry will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
The supporters were surprised to see their beloved club come forward with such important news just days after the disappointing defeat at the hands of Manchester United and ahead of the crucial FA Cup semi-finals class with Spurs on Saturday.
John Terry struggled to hold down the first-team place under Antonio Conte and his decision to leave can hardly come as a surprise itself, although the fans and the general football-loving public will be eager to find out where former England international will play next.
Rumours were spread straight after the announcement linking John Terry with a West Brom move, although Stoke City were also mentioned as the possible destination for the 36-year-old.
However, the Times learned that Jonh Terry plans to remain in London next season and that the Chelsea captain is actively seeking a new club that would enable him to continue living in Surrey.
Terry’s desire to stay put in Oxshott effectively puts Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the front row, although West Ham have also emerged as a possible destination.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has refused to rule out possible move for the 36-year-old claiming that Terry’s availability will interest “every manager and club”.