Harry Redknapp has claimed that Arsenal could win the Premier League title if they signed John Terry, stating the defender could win the league for any side.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was talking to TalkSport on Monday, and has moved to claim that if he was to make a bold move to win this season’s Premier League title he would sign John Terry, be it for Arsenal, Manchester City or anybody.
He opens with a nothing-question, saying: “Do you want to win the league?”
He continues: “I’ll tell you what I’d do: go and take John Terry for a season. Play him at the back with Stones – he would learn so much from playing with John Terry week in week out.
“I’d take John Terry all day for a season, he’d do fantastic for them.
“Arsenal would take him, he could win the league for anyone.”
We are well aware that this is John Terry’s last year of his current contract, having signed a one-year extension only this summer, but he is not deemed good enough to lead the line for Chelsea, so why should he walk into our starting line-up?
Terry has been a great servant to his club, but do we really want somebody of his personality to join our squad?
We have heard many a time that we have no stand-out leaders within our squad, which is most likely backed up by our inconsistency in the captaincy role, but I hardly see how bringing in John Terry to lead from the back is any better a job than Laurent Koscielny is doing this year.
The only positive I could possibly see from having JT at the Emirates would be for him to work alongside Rob Holding, who is still learning his trade, and could well be a future England captain in the future, much like Terry was.
Would the Chelsea captain be welcome at the Emirates? Could he really help us push for the title? Would he even leave West-London in search of first-team opportunities?