Chelsea captain John Terry has announced that he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season but has reiterated that he has no plans to retire just yet.
There have been rumours linking him with moves to either America or China but it looks like he’s keen to stay in England and in particular, Surrey.
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Therefore the two clubs who are most likely to get him are Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, two sides who are reportedly interested in signing him.
Sam Allardyce is an admirer of the former England captain and could see him as a short-term option as he looks to build up a squad that will be fighting at the top end of the league table, not the bottom, provided they stay up this season.
Allardyce has a history of signing older players and getting the best from them and if he can do that with Terry, there’s a good chance that Palace will be much more successful next season.