The former England captain has agreed a one-year deal at Villa Park and he could earn £4m if Villa secure a return to the Premier League.
Terry’s departure from Chelsea was confirmed at the end of last season, and apparently he opted to drop down a division because he did not want to come up against the Blues in the Premier League. During his time at Chelsea, Terry managed to win five Premier League title, five FA Cups and the Champions League.
Terry had offers to remain in the Premier League, with Bournemouth, West Brom and Swansea, but there were also offers from clubs from China and America. Aston Villa’s rivals, Birmingham City, were also interested in John Terry, but coach Harry Redknapp has accepted defeat in his pursuit.
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has confirmed the signing of Terry as he tweeted: “Welcome JT to Birmingham city...Aston Villa! #UTV! @AVFCOfficial Announcement shortly!”
Aston Villa will be aiming to improve on last year’s performance as they only finished 13th in the Championship table. John Terry is definitely an experienced player and he can help Villa to return to the Premier League after their relegation in 2015. Feel free to check out our latest news and our best betting tips.