Paul Merson explains why this Chelsea transfer won’t happen
The Arsenal legend explains why Chelsea captain John Terry wouldn't be a good fit at Bournemouth
Paul Merson doesn’t believe Chelsea captain John Terry would be a good signing for Bournemouth in the summer.
The 36-year-old is set to leave the new Premier League champions at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Terry struggled to make an impression under Antonio Conte following the Italian’s appointment as Guus Hiddink’s successor last summer.
The Chelsea manager signed David Luiz in a £32m deal from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain to bolster his defence.
Conte has stuck with back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and Luiz throughout the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.
Terry has made seven appearances in their title-winning campaign as Chelsea secured their fifth Premier League trophy.
The former England captain has been linked with a move to Premier League side Bournemouth in the summer transfer window.
However, former Arsenal midfielder Merson doesn’t believe Terry would be a good fit for the Cherries despite the centre-half’s undoubted experience.
“I’m not sure about the John Terry one because John hasn’t played for a long time,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“He’s getting on a bit. I mean, I’m one of his greatest fans, but you don’t half get isolated playing centre-half for Bournemouth.
“It’s not like you’re going to get a lot of protection. That one doesn’t tick the boxes.”
Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley later in May.