Chelsea Transfer News: Why John Terry Should Move to Valencia CF This January
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Francois Gallardo, who is a FIFA agent, made this comment in an interview with Radio Intereconomia with a h/t to The Daily Mail.
Gallardo said that the deal would be for 18 months with a one-year extension. According to Gallardo, he thinks that Terry will accept going to Spain.
Terry was fined over $354,000 by the FA (Football Association) after they found him guilty of racial abuse against Anton Ferdinand of QPR. The FA fined Terry and gave him a four-match ban, in spite of an acquittal by the courts of the same charges.
Terry was allowed to remain captain of Chelsea FC in spite of losing the English captaincy.
Should Terry accept the offer to sign with Valencia CF and move to Spain?
Terry should accept the offer to sign with Valencia CF and move to Spain. It would be a new beginning for a player who has to deal with the Ferdinand scandal on a daily basis in England.
The second reason is that Terry's contract with Chelsea expires next June.
At one point (according to Paul Wilson of The Guardian), UEFA made Terry wear an anti-racist armband. The impression, according to Wilson, was a publicity stunt that insults people's intelligence.
While not condoning what Terry did to Ferdinand, the former's continued presence at Chelsea does not help him or the team. The Terry/Ferdinand scandal distracts attention away from Chelsea and England matches.
During the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool last May, an individual tweeted a joke in poor taste concerning the Terry and Suarez scandal. Rio Ferdinand (in an article written by Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail) made plans for the formation of an alternative footballers union.
What about the incident in which Anton Ferdinand refused to shake hands with John Terry during a Chelsea vs QPR match?
John Terry was even booed during this match.
Does Chelsea need these reminders of what transpired with Terry? Does Terry need a daily reminder of what transpired with Ferdinand of QPR?
The answer to the above questions is no.
Chelsea must advance within the current Premier League and UEFA Champions League season.
England must continue its quest for qualification in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Terry must put the year 2012 behind him and start again in Spain.
Valencia CF has offered Terry an opportunity to play for Los Che.
The sooner Terry signs with Valencia and moves to Spain, the better it would be for the parties involved.
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