Fair enough if he thinks he can't handle the epl for another season but if he's still fit etc I don't really get ending your career in obscurity, even if the money is insane
Great player and his record at Wembley is outstanding.
He does think he can handle the EPL, for another 2 seasons but Chelsea are not willing to give him that length of a deal. If they had offered him the deal he wanted he would be staying.
Great player who is incredibly frustrating at times. On his day he is unplayable as he has strength, speed, great touch and great finishing. And a big game player. His header on Saturday night was fantastic. But for someone of his size and strength to react to fouls in the way he does is very hard to watch at times. And unfortunately thats the impression he will leave in a lot of peoples minds rather than the fantastic player he actually is.
Also fair play to him for being at Chelsea for 8 years amongst many big name big image players and never once being tempted to change his hairdo from that greased back oily look. Not once. Its probably entirely water resistant now, a bit like a ducks arse. West London Brylcreem sellers will be crying into their big red smelly tubs of grease tonight.