It has been reported in today’s edition of the Daily Star that John Terry is likely to be the first player through the door at Pride Park following yesterday’s appointment of Frank Lampard as Derby County manager.
Terry, left Villa Park yesterday and most people are now putting two and two together as the pair do have a personal friendship and timings seem to have fallen into place for the event to happen. Terry himself is likely to want a high wage to move to Derby and at 37 years of age will be a big gamble for the Rams. Owner Mel Morris has already indicated that the Rams wage bill will have to be trimmed this season after last season’s £35m bill.
At £60,000 per week Terry does not fit into the reduction plans and this is likely to be the reason if Derby isn’t interested in following up on Terry. A huge cut in wages of over 50% would be needed to fall in line with last seasons player earnings, the average at Derby being £30,000 per week.
Terry, however, could be the leader often missing in the Rams previous unsuccessful seasons and Lampard could feel he may fit the role, a role which Dave Mackay took in a very successful Rams side of the past.
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