Harry Redknapp is a manager who can attract the very best players, but few people would have expected this rumour to surface.
The Birmingham City manager has admitted he is interest in signing Chelsea captain John Terry when he leaves Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The former England captain’s contract runs out in the summer, and the club have confirmed that their ‘captain, leader, legend,’ will leave the club.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said: “Bringing John Terry to St Andrews would be a dream,”
“I love John, I’m a great fan of his but I would think John would have a lot of big clubs, Premier League clubs, after him.”
“He would be fantastic, that would be a dream to sign John Terry. You’ve got a leader. What a man. I think he is fantastic still.”
Although Redknapp would love to acquire Terry’s signature, he was quick to admit that it would be difficult to tempt the 36 year old defender to join the Sky Bet Championship club.
“I would love to speak to John and if he felt maybe he would like the idea of it for a couple of years and it was something that interested him then it would be fantastic, but as I say, I am sure there will be Premier League clubs queuing up for John.”
Redknapp even offered Terry an ulterior motive to joining the Blues. Terry is predicted to go into management at the end of his playing career, and Redknapp has offered Terry a simple first job.
“I think he wants to play another year or two and I think eventually he’ll go into management somewhere. That’s a possibility. He can be manager of Birmingham in a couple of years if he wants to come and play for me!”