Jamie Redknapp has said that Chelsea have made an error in letting club captain John Terry go.
The Blues defender announced yesterday that he would be moving from Stamfrod Bridge at the end of the current season, after joining the club aged 14.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Redknapp has said that the mistake is on Chelsew’s shoulders after agreeing to let a key figure leave:
“It’s a big mistake by Chelsea,” Redknapp said.
“He can still do a job for them. They don’t seem to treat older players well.
“Look at who has left — Petr Cech, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and now John too? That’s the spine of their trophy-winning team.
“They make half-hearted efforts to keep them.
“They should have kept him playing for a year and then made him their defensive coach, working with their new young American, Matt Miazga and Kurt Zouma.
“Imagine what they could do with his experience?”
Terry also said in his statement that he wouldn’t play for another English club, and has been strongly linked with a move to the MLS.
However, when asked if Terry could still perform solidly in the Premier League, Redknapp was clear in his response:
“Yes. He would make a huge difference to Arsenal or Manchester City.”