John Terry – I’ve admired Aston Villa for many years

John Terry signed a one-year deal with Aston Villa earlier this month after leaving Chelsea, and he has been truthful with his undying love for The Villans.

Terry, 36, is one of the five players who made over 500 appearances at Chelsea.

He’s also the club’s most successful captain, having led them to a record total of 5 Premier League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, one UEFA Europa League and one UEFA Champions League title since 2004.

Despite his age, Terry will not be taking up a management role with The Lions. Instead, the center-back will be carrying his fellow Villans on his strong and reliable shoulders as they aim to steer back into one of Premier League’s superpowers.

According to a report from Sky Sports, the former Chelsea and England was handed a lucrative offer which could skyrocket to  £4m, if he’s able to help Steve Bruce and his team secure a successful promotion campaign.

Speaking at his unveiling, Terry told newsmen that he’s “delighted” to be a Villan.

In his words: “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.”

The move is one of the most lucrative ever signed by a player in the Sky Bet Championship.

Terry, a strong, commanding and physical defender, was crowned PFA Player of the Year in 2005.

He was also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team.

Prior to his signing with Aston Villa,  there were reports of mouth-watering offers from other Premier League teams such as Swansea, West Bromwich Albion, and Bournemouth.

Terry made history as Chelsea’s all-time highest scoring defender. He seem to have a good relationship with Villa boss Bruce, whose son was seen on a golf outing with the defender last month.