John Terry’s amazing answer when new Chelsea signing Kalidou Koulibaly asks him if he can take his No26 shirt
THIS is the moment Chelsea legend John Terry told Kalidou Koulibaly to use his iconic No26 shirt this season.
New Blues signing Koulibaly has already made an impressive impact at Stamford Bridge, starring in last week’s 3-1 win over Udinese.
He was already considered to be one of world football’s best defenders before his £33million move from Napoli last month.
But Koulibaly made a bold move by selecting the No26 shirt upon his arrival in London.
The number is synonymous with former Chelsea captain Terry, arguably the club’s greatest player.
And it hasn’t been worn since the centre-back left for Aston Villa in 2017.
But Koulibaly wore the same number throughout his entire eight years at Napoli and was keen to continue the trend at his new club.
Therefore, Koulibaly felt it was only right to ask permission directly from the great man himself.
Koulibaly tweeted a video with the caption: “Better call John Terry. Honoured and proud.”
The clip then showed the Senegal star calling JT and asking him for permission to wear the No26 shirt.
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Terry was then heard saying: “The 26 was very special to me, I really appreciate you calling.
“It’s no problem for me for you to take it, absolute pleasure.
“I wish you well because I know how important the number was for me and I’ve seen you wear 26 as well.
“My pleasure mate, I give you the 26.
“No pressure. You go and keeping winning trophies for us.”
Terry was equally enthusiastic when Chelsea signed Koulibaly on July 17.
He tweeted: “Another great signing. Welcome to Chelsea and good luck mate.”