John Terry is due to become an Aston Villa player once his current Chelsea deal runs out. The former England international made just 14 competitive appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring one final goal in Chelsea colours in a 4-3 victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea legend, who made 78 international appearances for England, was involved in 84 goals for his club during his 22-year spell with Chelsea. The 36-year-old is now set to join Aston Villa on a one-year contract, worth an estimated £5m, according to the Mirror.
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Villa have been challenged by rivals Birmingham over the signing of Terry, with both clubs offering the ex-England international one-year contracts.
Terry is likely to join Aston Villa, however, as they have offered the player a significantly higher contract, as well as a substantial bonus should the Villans regain their Premier League status next season.
Terry has had top-flight interest from West Brom, Bournemouth and Swansea, however, the five-time Premier League champion is willing to take the step down to the Championship for a new challenge and to avoid facing his former club next season.
Dr Tony Xia, the chairman of Aston Villa, has made it his personal mission to make sure Birmingham are not ahead of Villa in the queue of clubs for Terry’s signature.