John Terry could reportedly be tempted to join Arsenal in a surprise switch this summer.
- Terry will be released by Chelsea at the end of the season
- 36-year-old wants to remain in the Premier League, preferably in London
- Arsenal will never, ever, ever sign John Terry, nor should they at this age
A report in the Daily Star has suggested he will mull over all offers received with a handful of sides in the top flight interested in his services. Bournemouth, Swansea, West Brom and West Ham are all in the reported race for his signature, but links with Arsenal are understandable to an extent. Mostly though, they are just laughable.
With his wife Toni and their twin children, it’s unlikely Terry will want to play too far away from their house in Surrey. The only other option is for the whole family to move with him, which would probably happen if he decided on a lucrative move to America.
A flurry of bets from the Reading area has seen the odds on him moving to Arsenal cut to just 5/1 – but this reflects the betting market more than what is likely to happen and it’s hard to see Terry opting to join Arsenal after his time with Chelsea.
Then again, the same might have been said of Petr Cech.
Then you have to consider how the Arsenal fans would react. It’s not as if Terry is particularly well liked across the country and given his age, few, if any, would be willing to look beyond his past for the good of the team. There would seem to be no good for Arsenal to bring in Terry unless it was to work behind the scenes.
In a player-coach role, he’d be a significant addition to the backroom staff with his expertise and experience, although it’s unlikely he would see much player action.
It’s obvious he wants to continue playing in the Premier League and would have to go elsewhere for a guarantee of playing time.
It’s also obvious this is a total nothing story.