Asmir Begovic hoping for a reunion with John Terry at Bournemouth

Asmir Begovic says it would be "great" if his former Chelsea teammate John Terry joins him in signing for Bournemouth this summer.

Terry is weighing up his options as a free agent after bringing to an end an illustrious 22-year career at Stamford Bridge, and has reportedly attracted interest from Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.

Bournemouth were heavily linked with a move for Terry in January, and Begovic -- who moved to the Vitality Stadium from Chelsea earlier this month in search of regular first-team football -- says the 36-year-old would be a good fit for his new club.

"If he fancies Bournemouth it would be great to have him there," the Bosnia and Herzegovina international told reporters at the Asmir Begovic Foundation Golf Classic. "He's a great player and a great guy as well, so from that point of view it would be really, really good.

"He's obviously the best defender ever in the Premier League. He's a legend at Chelsea and he deserves the right to make the right decision for himself and his family."

Terry revealed last month that he has not ruled out the possibility of retiring this summer if the right offer does not come along, and Begovic says he will respect whatever his former captain decides.

"I hope he does whatever is right for him and he's happy with the decision, and I wish him all the best for the future," the goalkeeper added.