West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has left the door open for a summer move for former England skipper John Terry after the centre-half announced he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
The 36-year-old, who has made 713 appearances for the Blues since making his debut in 1998, confirmed on Monday that he will depart Stamford Bridge after more than two decades at the West London outfit.
West Brom have emerged as an early contender for Terry’s signature and Bilic has refused to rule out an approach for a player who will end his Chelsea career as the club’s most decorated player.
“Never say never,” said Bilic. “He definitely still has a couple of years left. Every club will think about John Terry, there are not many leaders like him. But then again we have experience in that position, and plenty of quality in that position.
“I don’t think it is the end of John Terry’s career. Never say never, but to be fair I’m not thinking about that right now.”
Terry has won four Premier League titles, five FA Cups and three League Cups with Chelsea, while he also has Champions League and Europa League medals.