Eriksson thinks Chelsea star Terry would be great in China

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says he thinks one or more of the sides in the Chinese Super League will attempt to sign John Terry this summer.

The experienced defender has announced that he is leaving Chelsea at the end of the campaign after years of distinguished service.

And the former England man has implied that he is likely to move abroad, rather than play for a different Premier League club.

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Football is on the rise in China and the teams there have proved they are willing to spend big money of late, Jiangsu Suning landing Ramires from Chelsea for £25m and spending £38m on hot prospect Alex Teixeira from Shakhtar Donetsk.

And Eriksson, who is currently in charge at Shanghai SIPG, says Terry's future is already a topic of interest around the League.

"There is a lot of talk about John Terry in China," Eriksson told The Sun. "He has been one of the greatest defenders in the world for the last 15 years.

"He is still doing very well and has a lot to offer. He is one of the most recognizable players in world football, Chinese teams are looking for these big players.

"Great teams need great leaders and they do not come much better than John Terry. With his skill, his experience, he would be great in China, I have no doubt about that."

Eriksson himself knows Terry well, having given the player his England debut back in 2003.