Valencia could bid for Chelsea’s Terry
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Chelsea’s iconic defender John Terry may move to Spain’s Valencia. EPA photoFormer England captain John Terry could be on his way out of Chelsea and heading for Spanish club Valencia in the January transfer window, the Daily Mirror reported yesterday.
Terry is serving a four-match Football Association ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand and Chelsea have slapped a fine on the player into the bargain.
The Mirror reported that FIFA agent Francois Gallardo has claimed Terry has been offered the chance to relaunch his career in the Spanish top flight.
Valencia are reportedly ready to offer the 31-year-old defender an 18-month contract, with an option for another year.
Gallardo told Radio Intereconomia: “Valencia are negotiating, and I am involved in person, with the signing in the winter transfer market.
“The offer is on his table. The player is out of contract in June and will not renew there for several reasons at Chelsea and he wants to come to Spain.” Gallardo added: “Terry has problems. They are insulting him and he is not taking it anymore. He asked to leave, not us.
“It’s real. This has been going on for 15 days and two meetings have already taken place. The deal is already on his table - a year and a half plus one. I think he will accept.”