Chelsea transfers: ‘Man City should sign John Terry this summer’

Chelsea transfers: Jamie Redknapp believes Manchester City should consider signing veteran Blues defender John Terry

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Chelsea captain John Terry Photo: The Sport Review

Manchester City should swoop for Chelsea veteran John Terry in the summer, according to Jamie Redknapp.

The Blues captain, who has won three Premier League titles, is set to be out-of-contract in the summer, with the centre-half yet to enter into talks with the west London side.

If they could pull it off, they get to weaken one of their rivals and they end up with Terry and Vincent Kompany in a mighty partnership

Jamie Redknapp

Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to contend with a host of injuries at the back this season, with Martin Demichelis failing to convince alongside captain Vincent Kompany.

And former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp reckons the Citizens should try to link up one Premier League legend with another for next season.

“Hard as it is to believe, when John Terry walks out at Anfield on Sunday, he may only have three more league games remaining in a Chelsea shirt,” Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“Terry, 33, can leave on a free transfer at the end of the season and Chelsea have only offered him a one-year deal, in line with club policy for senior players.

“Perhaps they take him for granted and expect him to stay, regardless of the reduction in terms. He has enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career, so these tactics by Chelsea are a dangerous game of risk.

“I wonder if Manchester City would consider a daring raid. If they could pull it off, they get to weaken one of their rivals and they end up with Terry and Vincent Kompany in a mighty partnership.

“It would take a minimum two-year contract to drag Terry from Stamford Bridge, where you can imagine he would ideally like to finish his career as a one-club player. I can’t see him leaving, but I can see City — who have tried to sign him before — enjoying the mischief.

“Terry in another club’s shirt seems unimaginable…or does it?”

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