John Terry refutes retirement claims from the English press

Chelsea legend John Terry has stressed that he has not decided to retire from professional football. A recent report suggested that the legendary defender has opted to hang up his boots to focus on coaching but the 37-year-old has now taken to Instagram to nullify the claims, he wrote:”Just to confirm I haven’t retired. I’m currently enjoying my holidays with my family and weighing up ALL my options.”

Terry ended his 19-year association with the Chelsea first-team during the summer of 2017 and he thereafter opted to test himself in the Championship with Aston Villa. Under the leadership of Terry, the west Midlands outfit managed to reach all the way to the playoff final but unfortunately, they could not make the final promotion step after succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Fulham.

Since then, the veteran has decided to part ways with the Villains and it will be interesting to see whether he has the desire to continue playing at the highest level after another tiresome campaign. Meanwhile, Villa have made just one signing in the form of Andre Moreira (on loan from Atletico Madrid) this summer as they continue to face concerns with regards to their finances.

Some of their financial burden has been uplifted with the recent change of ownership but Villa are still expected to offload a couple of players to come in the clear with the Financial Fair Play requirements. To date, Jack Grealish has been underlined as one of the leading players, who could part ways but Villa are seemingly prepared to play hardball over the asking price.

Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are deemed to have already made a £20m approach for the Englishman but there could be further competition in the coming days with Chelsea said to be mulling over an offer of their own for the Solihull-born ace.