After much uncertainty Chelsea have revealed John Terry has agreed to sign a new one year extension on his contract. Despite being the club's number one center back this season, at the age of 33 and with Chelsea signing 19 year old Saint Etienne center back Zouma in the winter, it was rumoured Terry would leave on a high before his stock fell at Chelsea.
However, given reports David Luiz is close to being sold by Chelsea to Barcelona, it is likely they did not want to throw Zouma straight in. In Terry, Zouma could not ask for a better and more experienced player to learn from. The Chelsea captain has made 621 appearances for the London club, scoring 57 goals in the process.
The contract extension means Terry's new deal will expire in 2015. Upon his signature, Terry had this to say: "I'm delighted to have signed an extension to my contract with Chelsea taking me into my 20th year with the club."
"I'd like to thank the fans and club for their continued support, and the manager who was instrumental for me the last season."
Chief executive Ron Gourlay added: "We are very pleased John, who is an undoubted Chelsea legend, will continue to lead the team next season, as he has done for so many years with unrivalled achievement."
"Both Chelsea FC and John have been clear throughout that we wanted his outstanding career at the club to continue, and it is important the matter has been concluded so soon after the end of the season, allowing us to look forward to and plan for 2014/15."