John Terry is set to keep Aston Villa waiting over his future — even if they go up.
Former England captain Terry will lead the Villans out at Wembley in Saturday’s Championship play-off final against Fulham.
The defender has had an outstanding season, making 32 appearances to help Steve Bruce’s side to a fourth place finish and then past Middlesbrough, courtesy of two clean sheets, in the semi-finals.
Terry only signed a one-year contract when he joined as a free agent from champions Chelsea last summer.
While he will be offered a new deal if Villa are promoted back to the Premier League, MirrorSport understands he already has more lucrative proposals from China and Major League Soccer.
The 37-year-old intends to take a family holiday in Portugal after the play-off final, where he will consider all options on the table. These also include potential coaching options, as he has publicly stated his ambitions to be a manager in future.
Only after that holiday, once all choices have been considered, will Terry sign on the dotted line… somewhere.
It means there could be another crucial summit on a golf course in the Algarve for Terry and Villa boss Bruce, who also holidays there.
Bruce played golf with the Chelsea legend last summer in Portugal after his glittering 22-year career at Stamford Bridge ended, and convinced him to move to Villa Park.
Terry was finally confirmed as a Villa player on July 3, and they may have a similar wait this off-season before he puts pen to paper even if promoted is secured at the weekend.