Chelsea midfielder Willian does not expect the Blues to offer John Terry a new contract when the veteran's deal expires after the end of the season. The Blues captain made his first start for Chelsea in 1998 and has since overseen an illustrious period, winning countless trophies and has established himself as a true legend at the club.
Terry has announced that this will most likely be his last season at the club, something that the club have all but denied, stating that negotiations regarding his future are still going on behind the scenes. The defender is still hopeful of a deal to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge, stating recently that he still has it in him to play one more year at the top level.
However, Willian does not expect Terry to play any more in the Blues line-up and believes he is set to bid farewell to one of the club's most astute contributors.
"I think he would like to stay longer with us, but unfortunately it seems he won't be able to remain as a Chelsea player," Willian told Squawka. "The club won't probably extend his contract. I can just wish him the best of luck for the rest of his career.
"He is definitely one of the greatest or maybe the greatest player of Chelsea's history. He has won everything for this club. He is respected by all of us."
Terry has openly proclaimed that he will not sign for any English club and is likely to move to a high paying MLS outfit in the United States to join his long-term teammate Frank Lampard. There is unlikely to be a repeat of the situation where Lampard signed for Manchester City on a loan deal from New York City FC, and Terry's departure from the Premier League, if at all, will be his last participation on home soil.