Date: 15th June 2017 at 8:56am
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Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that the club have made John Terry a ‘good offer’.

The Blues boss has been showing an ambitious interest in the Chelsea legend and former England captain who will leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

Vital Birmingham understands that a lucrative package has been put together that includes a healthy salary and bonuses.

The 36-year-old defender would be a coup for Blues.

The player is now considering his options with 11 or 12 other clubs interested.

Some reports in Spain and Italy – where Terry also has interest – claim that his move to B9 is a done deal.

While this is not the case, Terry has received firm offers from the second city. What Redknapp has put on the table has trumped the package Aston Villa were proposing for his services.

Rob Wildey’s thoughts

While any package to lure a player of Terry’s calibre to St. Andrews will be a huge financial outlay, the upturn in shirt and ticket sales will reimburse a small part of the funds.

Whoever Terry signs for will be getting a player with experience, leadership and drive. He may be in the twilight years of his illustrious career, but signing Terry would send fans of any club into overdrive.

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7 Replies to “The latest on John Terry”

  • I don’t think it will be all about the money. JT doesnt need it, but what he will want is the opportunity to leave an impression somewhere and Blues certainly provide the opportunity to do just that. He will trust Harry, and if he has ambitions of going into coaching and management then its not a bad place to start his apprenticeship.

  • First and foremost. Great update Rob. Thanks.

    This would be an exceptional signing AND a draw for other players.

    I agree; the key part to Terry’s decision is going to be what it means for his future. 2-3 seasons with a mid-table Premiership is not going to advance him. He needs a big championship club like Blues, Villa, Leeds where he can (a) start to build the second part of his career under great leadership (no offence but Eddie Howe and Seve Bruce -as good and liked as they are – will not provide sound footing), and (b) experience more success, although relative success, a 10th place finish for Bournemouth doesn’t smack of glory. A promotion push however with a day out at Wembley a potential is something victorious.

  • Out of all the golden oldies linked with us JT was the only one I would want here he may well be 36 but he still as a good 2 or 3 years left in him. He can give Shorten and Morison more than a run for money and he would be fist name on the team sheet. It is Definitely genuine But he also has a lot of offers some are Premiership clubs But he him self did say he don’t want to play for a Premiership club now after Chelsea. I just hope he comes It would be brilliant to have him and he would attract more big names to our club. KRO

  • If we have topped Villa in wages etc.then I am in dreamland. We must be talking £70k plus per week. Just cannot get my head around our change of fortunes in cash available. Perhaps and hopefully I will!

  • I cannot see this happening but HR is capable of miracles as our survival last season proves.

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