Chelsea fans have asked that outgoing skipper John Terry be honoured at the club’s home ground Stamford Bridge.

The 36-year old is set to exit the club at the end of the year after 22 years. He rarely got play time this term so he and the club decided to mutually end things.

Terry has been studying for coaching badges and learning new languages that would help him in the venture into football management. However, before he retires he says he wants more action. Premier League side Bournemouth are believed to be in the race for Terry this summer. While the player is planning his future, the fans have asked the club to immortalize him for his achievements at the new stadium.

The fans have a petition on Over 2,600 supporters have signed, with the target being 5,000. The petition reads: “Captain. Leader.Legend. There is no one on the planet who’s more Chelsea, than John Terry. He lifted every trophy in the game, having been at Chelsea since the start of his career.

The man is an icon for not just Chelsea fans, but lovers of football all around the world.”

The fans want John Terry to have a stand in the new stadium. The club would have to exit their current home in the 2019/20 season for it to be redeveloped. The fans wants a John Terry Stand in the redeveloped site.

Chelsea received planning permission earlier this year to redevelop Stamford Bridge to a 60,000 seater capacity. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gave his approval in March. The project was poised to start next year but its complex nature has pushed back the timing.