Chelsea Captain John Terry Joins Aston Villa
- Author: Adam Floyd Jul 04, 2017,
Jul 04, 2017, 0:31
According to the Telegraph, the former England captain had offers from ten clubs including Galatasaray, West Brom and Swansea City.
"With things going to the end at Chelsea, I put everything to the side, a lot of managers were respectful of that", Terry said. "I am here, I am ready to fight for the Villa shirt and for this football club". Chelsea also tweeted their best wishes.
In its first season in the Championship the club finished in 12th place, but will be expected to challenge for promotion under manager Steve Bruce in 2017-18.
The centre-back was successful with just 25% of the tackles that he attempted in the Premier League last season and, on the occasions that he did play, he was often caught out of position.
"Hopefully with my experience it is a good combination for us all".More news: Lake Fire near Castaic Lake in Southern California
The footballer has been signed with the club on a one-year deal.
"I haven't had any contact with John for maybe five weeks", Redknapp said.
"I can't wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season".
Terry is one of the most decorated footballers in English football history, with five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League winners medal to his name, among other things. Tony Xia has been enthusiastically hinting at a new signing on Twitter, as well, and doing so in classic Dr. The Express reports the 22-year-old is Jurgen Klopp's top target for this window, and a £70 million asking price is doing little to deter the Merseysiders.
"For me, getting a feel for the training ground, the club itself, I've obviously played here many times as well over the years".
Terry agreed to join Aston Villa after sharing rounds with Bruce in the Algarve and insisted the desire to play and win outweighed any financial reward. "But he's in excellent shape for his age".