Monday, 3 July 2017

Chelsea Legend John Terry Joins Aston Villa

Aston Villa have completed the signing of veteran defender John Terry, the club announced on Monday.
The news was confirmed shortly after Villa owner Dr. Tony Xia had tweeted: "Welcome JT to Birmingham city...Aston Villa!"
Negotiations between the former England captain and the club progressed well, with one a couple minor contractual issues.

The club announced the completion of the deal on Twitter with a mocked up WhatsApp conversation between Xia, Terry manager Steven Bruce and some of the club's first team players.
Terry told the club's official website: "I am delighted to join Aston Villa. 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."
Terry added that he had offers from clubs who would have kept him playing in the Premier League, he did not want to be competing against his former club.
"I thank them for their offers -- for me it was just the mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over," he said. "I had 22 years at the football club, 22 unbelievable years. I'm very proud of that but this is a new chapter in my life and my career.

"I wish Chelsea well next season and will be watching out but my thoughts are 100 per cent here and the ambition is to get us back to the Premier League."
Terry is the most decorated captain in Chelsea's history, winning 15 major trophies.

The 36-year old Chelsea veteran also had offers to remain in the English Premier League, with West Brom, Swansea and Bournemouth willing to sign him, but he was reluctant to play against Chelsea.

 Many saw the move coming as Terry posted pictures of a golf outing with Aston Villa coach Bruce last month, as well as workout videos with the boss' son, Alex.

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