Redknapp urges Birmingham to sign John Terry – report

Date published: Wednesday 14th June 2017 4:33

Harry Redknapp will reportedly urge Birmingham City to match John Terry’s wage demands and offer the defender a coaching role to convince him to join the club.

The 36-year-old will be available on a free transfer following his departure from Chelsea, with Bournemouth the reported favourites to sign him.

The Cherries are willing to match Terry’s £100k-a-week wage demands and, crucially, they will insert an option of a second year into the contract.

However, Redknapp is hoping to gatecrash Bournemouth’s plans after being promised backing by Birmingham’s board.

A report from Standard Sport claims that the former Spurs boss has identified central defence as a weak point for the Blues and has been a long time admirer of Terry.

Redknapp signed a one-year deal to take over as Birmingham manager on a permanent basis following his spell as temporary boss for the last three games of the 2016/17 season.

Their city rivals Aston Villa have also been credited with interest in Terry.

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