The former Chelsea and England captain John Terry is set to join Aston Villa, the Championship club’s owner, Tony Xia, has said. “Welcome JT to Birmingham city … Aston Villa!” Xia said on Twitter on Monday morning.
The 36-year-old defender left Chelsea at the end of last season following two trophy-laden decades at Stamford Bridge, which culminated in Terry lifting the Premier League title last season. He had hinted at possibly retiring in the wake of winning the title last season and also had offers to move abroad. Terry formally became a free agent on Saturday but has now decided his immediate future.