With his lucrative one-year deal set to expire next month, John Terry has reportedly intimated that he’d be willing to sign up for another year with Aston Villa – but on one condition…
According to the Guardian, a clause in his current deal entitles Terry to a one-year extension if Villa win promotion via the Championship Play-Off final this weekend.
However, the 37-year-old centre-half will only sign up for another tour of duty if he’s contractually allowed to sit out of both Villa’s games against his former club Chelsea.
Asked about the aforementioned stipulation, Villa manager Steve Bruce replied:
Well, we’ll not pick him [Terry] against Chelsea if that’s what he wants. I really genuinely hope he triggers it.
All those phone calls to him, he hasn’t been disappointed with it. You can’t be disappointed when you walk through here.
And to think, Terry prides himself on his unflinching loyalty and professionalism – both of which this ludicrous caveat immediately undermines.
Picture the scene: Villa need to beat Chelsea on the final day of the season to stay up and there’s Terry, sat smirking in the stands, carelessly clapping as the Blues go three-nil up before half-time.
What a putz.