So a ‘FIFA-registered’ agent has come out on record to claim that John Terry is plotting a move away from Chelsea.
The Mirror are reporting that Francois Gallardo has been party to negotiations between the player and Spanish side Valencia.
Right, firstly, being a FIFA-registered agent is not quite the stamp of authenticity that The Mirror would like it to be – the qualification process makes the Premier League’s ‘Fit and Proper Persons test’ look like an FBI vetting – and one FIFA need to urgently address this..lest we should have to continue to endure this prevalence of immoral representatives in the game.
As for Terry? No, what you should expect is some kind of denial from his camp within the next day or two – probably one which denies any knowledge of a certain ‘Francois Gallardo’. Gallardo is just a chancer, a third-party agent trying to crowbar himself into some kind of commission-paying scenario – that’s how it works.
Terry isn’t leaving Chelsea, because that’s the one club in Europe at which his reputation is intact – regardless of your own beliefs about his character, he’s seen as a huge PR-negative on the outside, and so it’s highly-unlikely that a club like Valencia would want him, even if they could afford his wages…which they can’t, being famously financially-frail. He’s tainted goods, and expensive tainted goods – that’s not an attractive proposition.
Other than that, yeah, it’s a goer…
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