Former Chelsea player and club legend John Terry has urged Chelsea to put faith in their young stars that are coming through the ranks at the club instead of raiding Monaco for their own prospects. This comes as Chelsea is reportedly closing on a deal to acquire the services of Monaco’s midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.
The Antonio Conte led side officially clinched their first signing on Saturday as former City Goalie Willy Cabellero was welcomed to Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, and is still expected to definitely secure big money moves for the likes of Bakayoko, Alex Sandro, and Antonio Rudiger.
However, John Terry who officially completed his move to Aston Villa yesterday has made a case for the promising youngsters at the club, stating that the club needs to give them the avenue to carve niches for themselves at Stamford Bridge.
“When I came through at Chelsea I was given five or six games to find my feet and probably wasn’t even ready then,” Terry said.
“Monaco have a couple and everybody’s saying how good they are – believe me, we’ve got better players at Chelsea
“But I was given a lot of opportunity by the club, from the supporters, who wanted a homegrown player coming through.
“We’ve got so many at Chelsea who are ready. Monaco have a couple and everybody’s saying how good they are – believe me, we’ve got better players at Chelsea.
“Our boys are good enough, they just need the opportunity. Either that or they need to back themselves and go out on loan.
“What a lot of them do is get in the comfort zone at Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal and think ‘I’m happy here’.”
Terry’s playing days at Chelsea came to an end last season as he was phased out by Antonio Conte. He has now Joined Aston Villa to play in the Championship amid claims that couldn’t play against Chelsea.
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