COMMENT

Former Chelsea captain John Terry left Aston Villa on Wednesday after failing to help the Villans return to the Premier League, leading to suggestions he could end up at Rangers under – but the Gers must avoid the egomaniac defender at all costs this summer.

Terry is on the lookout for a new club and is likely to head to the United States or China but some have suggested he would fit the bill perfectly at Ibrox this summer.

The veteran defender was undoubtedly a quality performer when he was at his peak with Chelsea but that was quite a few years ago and now a move would simply be an expensive folly.

Terry isn’t going to come cheap – he was reportedly on £60k-a-week at Villa – and signing a near-38-year-old who wants to pick and choose his games – not to mention his past off the field – makes it far too much of a gamble to the former Chelsea and England captain to Ibrox.

With the Gers likely to only get a year out of Terry if they did sign him, the sort of money it would take to get him to Ibrox would be far better used to bring in younger players who might actually have some sort of long-term future at the Light Blues.

After having their fingers burned with Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar, Phil Senderos, Bruno Alves and even Matt Gilks, to a degree, there’s a real reluctance to simply throw money at older players and entice them to Ibrox and a move to Terry would be the biggest risk of the lot of them.

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