Aston Villa Deserve Premier League Status - John Terry Setting Sights On Promotion

04 July, 2017, 00:34 | Author: Ora Austin
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The former Chelsea captain signed a one-year deal with Championship club Aston Villa on Tuesday (NZT), three days after ending a 22-year association with the London club.

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.

Terry was quoted as saying by the club website: "I am delighted to join Aston Villa".

"I can't wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season".

Along with 717 appearances and 67 goals for Chelsea, Terry has also captained England and made 78 appearances between 2003 and 2012.

''John is someone I know very well and have a lot respect for and have a good relationship with. The Villans boss said: "This is a real statement of intent from Aston Villa".

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According to the sources, Terry has informed other interested clubs that he has made a decision to join Villa and the move is expected to be finalised over the weekend. I'm very hungry to still play at the top at a club that has got the same ambition as me to win and get promoted.

Terry is expected to fly out to the Algarve to join his new Villa team-mates on the club's pre-season training camp in Portugal, before the new season which begins at home to Hull City, Bruce's former club, on 5 August.

"Maybe if I can do five or six people it will give me a better all-round team rather than having one fantastic player".

"The main thing was John and his will to play", Bruce said. We have a good set of players capable of getting back into the Premier League.

With Wyness earlier rubbishing our chances of landing Terry with the Premier League offers and offers from overseas that he had open to him, Bruce was naturally delighted that we'd finally been able to win him round.

"He's certainly the most decorated [Championship player], and when you've got the calibre of John Terry you'll ultimately cost a fair few quid, but he's worth every penny". "It's not often you get a player of John's caliber to play for you".

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