DONE DEAL! John Terry signs one-year contract with Aston Villa

first_imgREAD MORE: John Terry snubbed Premier League stay as he didn’t want to play against beloved Chelsea, reveals Swansea boss Paul Clement‘I’d like to wish John Terry well, but it’s difficult for me to do that!’ – Birmingham assistant boss Kevin Bond on defender’s decision to join Aston Villa“I am delighted to join Aston Villa,” Terry told Villa’s official website.“It’s a club I have admired from afar for many years – there are fantastic facilities at Bodymoor Heath, Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there’s a good group of players here, with an experienced and successful manager in Steve Bruce.“I can’t wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season.” Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of John Terry on a one-year deal. The 36-year-old defender became a free agent on July 1 after ending his 22-year career with Chelsea.He had a host of suitors in the Premier League as well as Villa’s cross-city rivals Birmingham, with new boss Harry Redknapp telling talkSPORT he was keen on landing the former England captain.But Terry has opted for a move to Villa Park after meeting with manager Steve Bruce on holiday earlier this summer, having reportedly been offered the chance of moving into coaching at the club.The centre-back made over 700 appearances for Chelsea, captaining them on almost 600 occasions, and won 15 major trophies including five Premier League titles. 1 #WelcomeJT: John Terry will wear the No.2⃣6⃣ shirt this season…#AVFC #PartOfThePride pic.twitter.com/wS9ebj5gvk— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 3, 2017 John Terry last_img

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