Recent reports from the Stamford Bridge have revealed that the Blues have ended the on-going debate about experienced Serbian right-back defender’s future at Stamford Bridge as they have signed a one-year contract extension with the versatile defender.
The announcement was made on Friday afternoon about the contract extension and some fans are happy about this while sone are of the opinion that the Serb should just have been allowed to leave as he does not seem to have so much to offer the Blues anymore at this point.
Chelsea management however felt they needed to reward the long-serving defender with a contract extension which will keep him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2016/2017 season.
Although his previous contract was supposed to run out at the end of this season and he was expected to leave as a free agent but this means that Chelsea might be able to cash in on him after all.
According to Football Insider earlier this week, the contract extension is going to be worth £3.9m in total with terms of £75,000-a-week wages.
The reports also state that Ivanovic wanted a contract extension that would last two years and run out in June 2018 but the club feel that this is best for the team as they do not want to change their policy of giving only one-year contract extension to players over 30 years in the club.
Ivanovic was however still happy with this decision as he said after that, “I am very happy to stay with Chelsea for another season. After eight years this is my home and there is no other place I’d rather play football.” “I have enjoyed so much success since moving to the club and I am determined to help the team achieve more in the last months of this season and next year as well.”
The defender who turns 31 in February will be hoping he can get back his form and maybe contribute to the team’s overall performance to push them back into the top four at leat this season.