Captain, Leader, Legend; these are the three words used to describe John Terry at Chelsea. The iconic captain at Stamford Bridge ruled supreme and helped the club win every trophy on land in his 22 years of loyal service to the club. At the age of 36, he finally reached the end of his Chelsea chapter last season and joined Championship side Aston Villa.
The legend has helped the former Premier League side to a strong season this time around with the Villains now second in the league and looking set for a promotion to the top-tier of English football next season.
The 37-year old veteran signed a one year contract with an option to extend it by another 12 months. Villa are ready to play the waiting game as the former England captain is yet to decide on his future in football.
It is well known that he turned down the advancements of Swansea City and former Chelsea coach Paul Clement in the summer because it would mean playing against the Blues.
He told Sky Sports in December: “I didn’t want to play in the Prem, that was a big thing for me, I didn’t want to play against Chelsea,” Terry told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports. “We met [with Clement] and having not wanted to play against Chelsea he pushed me really close as the way he dealt with me. But in the end, I couldn’t do it.”
“For me, it was just the mental side of playing against Chelsea, it was just too much to get over for me,” said Terry. “I was 22 years at the football club, 22…