Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that he may be tempted to follow in the footsteps of former teammate and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard by making the move to MLS before his career is over.
Lampard will link-up with New York City in July, while Liverpool‘s Steven Gerrard is also set to join LA Galaxy. Didier Drogba has also admitted this week that he is interested in the possibility of playing in the USA.
Terry lifted Chelsea’s fourth Premier League title at the weekend at the conclusion of a season where he didn’t miss a single second of the Blues’ league campaign and hasn’t ruled out a move to MLS.
“I would love to finish my career at Chelsea and maybe there is a time when I look to go to play in America or whatever might be best for my family at the time,” Terry told Talksport.
“Hopefully I have a couple of years left at least. I always thought I could get to age of 35 and still be playing and I am getting close to that now.”Embed from Getty Images
The 34-year-old would certainly be in high demand if he were to leave Chelsea, but he believes he can still achieve more before his time to move on or retire comes.
“Looking at this squad now, I think this squad has the potential to do a lot more than we did in the past, well beyond my playing days. It is not just the players that have done so well for us this season. There are so many young lads who could make the breakthrough to the team, too many to mention.
“It is harder than ever for them to breakthrough as you don’t get five games to find your feet any more, but the rewards are greater than ever as well.”
Would a move to MLS be good for John Terry when his time at Chelsea comes to an end?