- John Terry is spending heavily on a wildlife corridor which will eventually saw his £4.5million mansion get demolished
- The Chelsea legend is growing the best plants with Latin names including Carpinus betulus, Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’ and Ligustrum japonicum ‘Superbum’
- The 41-year-old is expected to also build two new homes worth £10million each on the exclusive Crown Estate in Oxshott, Surrey
Former Chelsea captain John Terry is growing a wildlife corridor with about 140 varieties of exotic plants and trees which is said to be costing a staggering £20million.
The Blues legend has reportedly picked the very best plants with tongue-twisting Latin names including Carpinus betulus, Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’ and Ligustrum japonicum ‘Superbum’.
SunSport are reporting that some sound like names of his former teammates from other countries including Cornus kousa, Cercis canadensis and Pyrus calleryana.
There are banners in the facility hailing the ex-England player as it read - “Captain, Leader, Legend”.
Terry to invest huge funds
Further report via Daily Mail claims Terry is also considering building a “nature pond” to complement his £20million housing project but will need to demolish his £4.5million mansion he owns.
Terry is hoping to replace it with two homes as he considers £10million for both on the exclusive Crown Estate in Oxshott, Surrey.
A number of trees will have to be felled and to comply with strict planning conditions, amid neighbours’ objections, he must create a “biodiversity mitigation strategy”.
His builders have now submitted plans revealing how he intends to compensate for the loss of wildlife, vegetation and an existing pond.
John Terry set for Chelsea return
Meanwhile, Terry has expressed his delight at returning to Stamford Bridge, five years after he left Chelsea.
The former England international is set to take up a part-time consultancy role at his former club’s academy.
After spending three years as an assistant coach at Aston Villa, the legendary defender is now set to impart his extensive football knowledge to budding Chelsea youngsters.
His imminent return was initially confirmed by Chelsea who revealed Terry will start his new role from the start of 2022.
Terry visits Nigeria
Sports Brief earlier reported that Terry, and Real Madrid and Brazil legend, Roberto Carlos, recently visited Nigeria for a "Budweiser Kings of Football" show.
In a separate video, co-anchor on Supersports Kings of Football show, Ozoemena Chukwu, met the two global stars at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos to welcome them.
John Terry, and Brazilian football legend, Roberto Carlos, together with co-anchor on Supersports Kings of Football show, Ozoemena, will make an appearance on the Budweiser Kings Of Football show on Saturday, November 20.
Source: Sports Brief News