Former Chelsea captain John Terry Join Aston Villa free transfer on a one-year deal worth £60k-a-week

The Former Chelsea captain John Terry has move from to Aston Villa,Terry announced that he would move on from the Blues at the end of last season, after 19 campaigns at Stamford Bridge, and a number of clubs were interested in landing the 36-year-old defender.

it will be the first time  JohnTerry has played for another club in his professional career and the fact that Villa won’t face Chelsea in the league next season may have been a significant factor in his decision.

There is also an opportunity to fight for promotion at Villa Park whereas there were concerns that signing for the likes of Bournemouth or Swansea would see him become embroiled in a relegation battle.

Terry, who ended his 19-year spell with the Premier League champions this summer, will pocket around £60,000-a-week.

According to Dailymail, Aston Villa chairman Tony Xia has dropped a hint that they have agreed their first summer transfer deal with John Terry widely expected to join the Championship club.

The 36-year-old will officially become a free agent on Saturday with his Chelsea contract set to expire when the clock strikes midnight.

And Xia hinted at an imminent announcement as he tweeted a simple message showing emoticons of a hand holding a pen and hands clapping alongside the popular #UTV hastag, meaning ‘Up The Viia’.

The former blue captain who has been enjoying a summer break in Portugal but has regularly posted pictures of his intense workouts after deciding to carry on with his career away from Stamford Bridge.

The former England international was spotted at an airport in Portugal on Friday morning with his family as he appeared to make his way back to the United Kingdom, although his destination was unclear.

The former England skipper left Chelsea this summer after 22 years in west London.

Terry, 36, won 15 major trophies during his time at Stamford Bridge.

And the defender decided to test himself in the Championship under Steve Bruce, penning a one-year deal.

However, the Chelsea legend John Terry didn’t want to play against the Blues next season.

When asked why he chose Villa, Terry said: “The club speaks for itself.

“They’ve got great support here. It’s a club that deserves to be in the Premier League.

“Steve being Steve has persuaded me to come, and I’m delighted, because I still want to continue playing.

“I’m 36 and that hunger to play week in, week out and fight is still there.”

According to dailystar, Terry is hoping to guide Villa back to the Premier League.

“The ideal situation is to get into the Premier League, that’s why I’m here and I believe we have the squad of players to do so,” Terry added.

“If they’re back in the Premier League this time next year I’ve done my job, and we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

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