Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed that in 2009 Manchester City have offered £29million to Chelsea for his services but after Terry’s meeting with Roman Abramovich, the club’s owner refused the bid.
Terry who has spent his entire senior career at Stamford Bridge admits that the Citizens were interested in bringing him at the Etihad Stadium. However, Terry made it clear to Abramovich that, if he accepted the proposal it would be a signal that Terry was not wanted at Stamford Bridge.
Terry told the Daily Mail:
“There was the thing with Manchester City,”
“They offered £29million for me in 2009 and Chelsea turned it down.”
“I had a meeting with Roman (Abramovich) about it.”
“I said to him, if the club accepts the offer then it tells me you don’t want me.”
“So then you haven’t got a choice, you have got to go. ”
“But if they don’t accept the offer, it tells me everything that I need to know. ”
“Chelsea refused the offer and that was it.”
Asked whether he intends to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard, he said:
“No. No chance. No chance,”
“America, maybe. But physically I feel like I can still play. Do I want to play? Of course I do.”
“But then decisions come in to it with your family.”
“What if you go somewhere and it doesn’t work out? Everything else comes into play, doesn’t it?”