John Terry gets ‘good offer’ from Harry Redknapp to join Birmingham City

Harry Redknapp has made ‘a good offer’ to John Terry in an attempt to bring the former England captain to Birmingham City

Harry Redknapp has made “a good offer” to John Terry in an attempt to bring the former England captain to Birmingham City.

Terry will be a free agent on 1 July after ending his 22-year association with Chelsea. A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the 36-year-old centre-half but Redknapp hopes to tempt him into the Championship.

“I’d love to have him at the football club,” the Birmingham manager told TalkSport. “He’s a fantastic captain and great leader. We’ve made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It’s up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham.

“He played for me the other week in Michael Carrick’s testimonial. I had John at the back with Jamie Carragher and I would have them two together all day long. They were fantastic.

“I had a chat with him and said to him: ‘Come in – he’s doing his coaching badges – have a year or two’ and who knows what he wants to do in the future?”

Brighton, Swansea City and West Brom are among the top-flight sides who have been linked with Terry, together with Birmingham’s city rivals Aston Villa and clubs from the United States and China.

Terry has said he will make a decision on his future after taking a summer break to weigh up his options.