West Ham boss Bilic hints at John Terry interest

"Never say never but to be fair I don't think about that right now"

BY Raf Diallo 19:09 Tuesday 18 April 2017, 19:09 18 Apr 2017

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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he has not given much thought to making a move for John Terry but does think the former England captain has couple of seasons left at the top level.

The Chelsea captain will leave the club at the end of the season, having started his career at Stamford Bridge.

Bilic told Sky Sports News that he is certainly the sort of player that would interest them, although he stopped short of stating that the Hammers would pursue a move for a player who spent four years in West Ham's youth ranks from 1991 until switching to Chelsea as a 15 year old.

"He definitely has got at least a couple of years left with his quality and experience and leadership," said the former Croatia player and manager.

"Whether that will be with West Ham or elsewhere I don't know, we don't think about that right now but I don't think it is the end of John Terry's career. He's going to do well.

"Every manager and club would think about John Terry if he's available because there are not many leaders like him, but then again we have experience in that position, we have good players in that position, so never say never but to be fair I don't think about that right now."

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