It was the news that Chelsea fans were waiting for. As the media stories grew over the summer Blues supporters were beginning to get twitchy and the thought of John Terry leaving the club started to enter the realms of reality.
But the England football team skipper has finally made his thoughts public over the weekend and committed his future to Chelsea, saying he wants to end his career at the club he has been at since he was a schoolboy.
I feel this is the outcome many people will have foreseen – the prospect of ‘Mr Chelsea’ leaving for Man City would have been the transfer coup of the decade. But why has Terry taken so long to speak out?