DONE DEAL: John Terry signs for Aston Villa

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Former England and Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a 1-year-deal with Championship side Aston Villa.

The 36-year-old ended a 22-year association with the Stamford Bridge side on Friday, making him a free agent on Saturday.

He has now decided to move down a division and move to the midlands to join Steve Bruce’s side.

John Terry made over 700 appearances for the Blues, having captained them on almost 600 occasions, and won 15 major trophies including five Premier League titles.

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“I am delighted to join Aston Villa,” Terry told Villa’s official website.

“It’s a club I have admired from afar for many years – there are fantastic facilities at Bodymoor Heath, Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there’s a good group of players here, with an experienced and successful manager in Steve Bruce.

“I can’t wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season.”