Both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have questioned the timing of the announcement that John Terry will leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
News broke on Monday evening that Terry will depart Stamford Bridge after more than two decades at the club.
Jamie Carragher called the timing 'pretty strange'.
Speaking ahead of Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, Carragher's was a sentiment with which Gary Neville agreed.
I'm not really sure who it suits, maybe John Terry a little bit, but I'm not even sure about that.
It may be a distraction for the dressing room, the club and the fans will be sad today especially after the game they lost yesterday. The timing for me is really strange. I can't see how that suits Chelsea or the dressing room.
Maybe he's signed a pre-agreement with somebody and they couldn't keep it quiet any longer.
Though he hasn't started a Premier League game for Chelsea since September, Neville still feels Terry could be of importance to Antonio Conte this season.
They haven't kept a clean sheet for quite a bit now and I think he could be quite useful for them. If they are going to wobble, and they are wobbling a little bit, you better get him in the team to get them over the line.
He has got the experience, that resilience, the robustness, the toughness that would get his teammates over the line. He would drag them by the scruff of the neck.
He might be Chelsea's most important player in the next couple of weeks.
You can watch Carragher and Neville speak about Terry's announcement below.