The Telegraph are reporting that Aston Villa captain and Chelsea legend John Terry is waiting until May before making a decision on his future, with his current Villa deal set to expire at the end of the season.
Terry left Chelsea last season after spending two decades with the London club and signed for Aston Villa on a free transfer. Ever since joining Villa, Terry has been a hugely influential figure both on and off the pitch. He has been key in Villa’s push for promotion and his centre-back partnership with Welshman James Chester has given Villa a solid defence, allowing them to push for the automatic promotion spots.
Villa currently sit in second place behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers. With Villa currently sitting pretty in the race for promotion after a run of seven wins in as many games, the 37-year-old may consider staying with the club for another season.
The report claims that Terry and Villa have the joint option to trigger a 12-month extension on his £60,000-a-week Villa contract. With Terry being so key in Villa’s current setup, it looks like the club would like to exercise that option. However, they are reluctant to put any pressure on their captain.
Terry will have multiple options when his current Villa deal runs out, such as extending it for another year or going abroad for a more lucrative deal. Or, he may simply choose to call it a day on his illustrious career.