Anorak | Chelsea captain and Sun monster John Terry turns mansion into QPR shrine

Chelsea captain and Sun monster John Terry turns mansion into QPR shrine

by | 12th, January 2012

CHELSEA and England captain John Terry has a £4.6m MYSTERY MORTGAGE “.

Sun readers pricks up their ears. A football story on the front page is always of interest. But where’s the sex? The money angle is dull. John Terry’s mortgage is right up with John Terry’s pension plans, John Terry’s life assurance policy and John Terry’s huge endowment in the sensation stakes. Reading on we learn:

Massive loan for England skipper’s £2.2m mansion

Well, John Terry does earn massive wages at Chelsea. The Sun says he gets £170,000 every week. That should cover any loan for his Oxshott, Surrey, pile. Also, he bought the property for that figure back in 2003. It might be worth more now, as might Terry.

JOHN Terry has mysteriously remortgaged his mansion for a fourth time — taking his home loan to a massive £4.65MILLION.

The paper’s then makes a suggestion as to why the player did this:

Land Registry records show the England skipper, 31, who has a history of gambling, did the deal last June.

The inference is clear: he might have needed the money to gamble with. Do banks give mortgages for that?

It was the same inference the Daily Mail made in 2010:

John Terry’s £4m mortgage mystery: Why did disgraced £170k-a-week Chelsea defender need huge cash loan?

Land registry documents show that the Chelsea star – sacked as captain of England on Friday – purchased the house in Oxshott for £2.25million in July 2003. But in January last year he took out a mortgage with Queen’s banker Coutts to the value of £3.95million. Financial experts believe the move is unusual, particularly for a man earning £170,000 a week. Denying any suggestion of money problems, however, his agent insisted last night that the footballer was simply taking advantage of a generous rate of interest to fund other property deals. At the same time Terry continues to be beset by rumours about gambling problems, although sources close to the defender say he ‘doesn’t bet on the scale he did in the past’. However, he still has an account with a bookmaker specialising in wealthy private clients which friends insist he pays off in full every month.

The Mail tossed in a photo of Vanessa Perroncel , with whom it is alleged Terry had an affair, saying he is alleged to have paid £750,000 to secure her silence.

It was reported last night that Terry also instructed advisers to approach a number of other girls he fears could wreck his career.

Back in the Sun , the paper’s Richard White, “Chief Showbiz report”, adds is his rehash of the Mail’s earlier story:

That took the soccer star’s home loan to more than TWICE the value of his mansion when he bought it.

According to this property price tracking site, house prices across the country doubled since 2002.

Also, Terry may well have made improvements to the property.

White goes on to speak with a source who echoes pretty much exactly what the Mail’s “experts” said:

“It is very unusual behaviour for someone earning significantly more than half a million pounds a month.”

How unusual? We’re not told. The 2011 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings said :

April 2011 median gross weekly earnings for full-time employees were £501, up 0.4 per cent from £499 in 2010.

Sun readers can still only imagine what people earning 1000 times their salary do with the cash. White adds:

The value of Terry’s property will have risen since he first bought it. Yet the oddness of the Premier League star’s property decisions goes further.


He bought mum-in-law Sue Poole her mansion next door to his own for £1.85million in August 2007, but remortgaged on June 7 last year — the same day he remortgaged his place for the fourth time.

Go on:

Months earlier he won planning permission to turn Sue’s site into a ten-bedroom super mansion.

So. What was that bit about the gambling, then? John Terry has bought property and seen its value rise. He now wants to develop the site.

Work began six months ago and is due for completion in December. Terry aims to move there with wife Toni and their five-year-old twins Georgie John and Summer Rose.

That’s it? Cripes! Bring back phone hacking and the kiss ‘n’ tell. And hurry. Can the

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