Since Chelsea announced the £12million signing of AS Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, many have been excited about the prospect of owning one of France's brightest talents. But where does that leave John Terry?
Out of contract in the summer, many people believe that this will be John Terry's last season in a Chelsea shirt. Reports have circulated that Galatasaray could be interested in signing the Stamford Bridge stalwart.
A Chelsea lad through-and-through, John Terry has been at the club since he was 14, joining from London rivals West Ham. He made his debut in 1998 against Aston Villa, and his Chelsea career has just got better and better. After the retirement of Marcel Desailly, John Terry was chosen as Chelsea captain by then-new boss Jose Mourinho. 10 years later, Terry still leads out the team.
With his future not yet resolved, Terry's Chelsea career looks increasingly uncertain, and the signing of Kurt Zouma will add more pressure to the former England captain.
Terry has been told that a decision on his future will not be decided until March, meaning anything is possible at this stage. But, his position for the rest of this season is safe for now, as Zouma will stay on loan at AS Saint-Etienne for the reminder of the season.
Although, if John Terry were to leave Chelsea, it would be a decision that would not appease the Blues' faithful. Despite his on and off field controversies, Terry remains a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea veteran and also fan favourite Frank Lampard was in a similar position last season, with a new contract coming in May of that year.
The signing of Zouma adds to Jose Mourinho's rebuilding of Chelsea as he looks to secure future stars to Stamford Bridge. He has also added Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Bertrand Traore to his squad.
One thing's for sure; the question marks over Terry's future will continue for the foreseeable future.
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