Former Chelsea captain John Terry claimed to have received an offer to join Manchester City in 2009. But Terry decided to turn it down.
Terry is considered one of the best defenders Chelsea have ever had. He made 712 appearances and won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League during his 19 years with the Blues.
Terry’s prowess in the Chelsea defense made Manchester City interested in signing him in 2009. The Citizens camp has even submitted an official offer.
At the time, Man City were in the midst of building a squad after being acquired by Sheikh Mansour a year earlier. The Citizens have managed to get Carlos Tevez and still want to bring in other star players.
Reject Man City
Terry was not tempted by big money from Manchester City. As a result he refused the offer of The Citizens and chose to stay at Stamford Bridge.
“Man City made an offer for me, and I made it clear to Chelsea that I didn’t want to go anywhere,” Terry told Keys & Gray’s The Podcast .
a new contract to show my commitment to the club.”
Despite failing to land Terry, Man City already had a formidable defender since the previous summer. He is Vincent Kompany.
“Man City were very interested at the time,” added Terry.
a great signing.
“It turned out to be good for both clubs. I never wanted to leave, and they got the players they probably wanted too.”
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Former West Ham player Paolo Di Canio has criticized Chelsea’s mainstay striker , Romelu Lukaku, who has recently struggled to score goals.
This 2021/22 season, Lukaku decided to return to his old club, Chelsea. The Blues dared to spend 115 million euros to bring Lukaku from Inter Milan.
Initially, Lukaku immediately appeared extraordinary by scoring four goals for Chelsea. However, now the Belgian striker has never scored again in the last six matches in the Blues uniform.
Assessment of Paolo Di Canio
Lukaku’s dry run of goals has recently been under the spotlight of Di Canio. According to him, it’s not Chelsea’s fault if Lukaku has had a hard time scoring goals lately.
However, Osimhen has a different spirit, he is not as blunt as he [Lukaku],” said Di Canio at Sky Calcio Club.
And it’s not Chelsea’s fault, they are first (in the table) even without the goal.”
Looks like Fernando Llorente
Furthermore, Di Calcio also claims that Lukaku’s current role at Chelsea is similar to what Fernando Llorente showed when he played at Juventus.
“Lukaku didn’t score. Lukaku is a functional player, just like Llorente at (Antonio) Conte’s Juve,” said Di Canio.
‘Even if Lukaku is stronger than Llorente. Lukaku works for certain types of matches.”