Premier League side West Bromwich Albion will be making an ambitious move to sign Chelsea’s long-time centre-back and club captain John Terry, Baggies manager Tony Pulis has confirmed.
West Brom wanted to sign the former England international during the winter transfer window last January, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season but had their enquiry for the player rejected. It was later revealed that Terry wants to fulfil his contract obligations with the London giants.
But with the Stamford Bridge bigwigs still holding out on offering Terry a new contract, Pulis believes he now has a better chance of landing the veteran centre-back.
“In January he wanted to stay with Chelsea,” the West Brom gaffer was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“He wanted to stay there and be part of going out as a champion. I’m not sure how many times he’s won it with them but John wanted to stay there.
“If he becomes available in the summer, we’ll sit down and have a little think about what we’ve got and what we haven’t got and we’ll take it from there.
“Whether the situation changes, whether other people are involved or whether he signs another contract at Chelsea, we’ll have to wait and see,” Pulis added.
Terry, who has spent all of his professional career with Chelsea, will be a great addition to Pulis’ side. The London-born footballer will provide West Brom with levelheadedness and composure at the back. At 36, Terry is still a capable defender and will definitely be an asset for any team.
It remains to be seen, however, what would eventually happen in Terry’s future.
Terry started his professional career back in 1998 and has played for Chelsea for 19 seasons, making 488 appearances for the club overall.