Chelsea’s captain, leader and legend, John Terry is set to lose out on a potential £17million payday if he accepts a one-year contract extension to remain at the club, the Sunday People writes.
After much speculations over his future, he Blues finally offered their skipper a deal worth around £3m less than half the value of his current agreement whereas the centre-back is being courted by some Chinese Super League clubs, who are prepared to hand him a staggering £20m.
That has put the 35-year-old defender at a crossroads, as he was set to cash in on the Chinese Super League after it was initially revealed he would not be staying on at Stamford Bridge, The Mirror reports.
The former England captain has reportedly told close friends he believes he could easily double the £10m salary former teammate Ramires is being paid after leaving Chelsea for Chinese side Jiangsu Suning last year.
However, CSL sources claim if he delays the move for another year, he’ll not be able to rake in that kind of pay as he’ll be 37 at the time.
Terry, who made his debut at the club in 1998, has already laid the groundwork for a move to Asian football with his one-man JT Captains Tour of China last summer.
But after revealing his disappointment at not being offered a new deal before Friday, he could risk losing the adoration of the fans if he now rejects the offer that would keep him longer at the club.