Having made over 700 appearances for Chelsea, John Terry’s time at the Blues came to an end as he joined Aston Villa on Monday, as announced by the Midland club’s owner on Twitter.
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) July 3, 2017
His legacy at the London club will never be forgotten, having captained the Blues for many years while guiding them through large periods of success. His name became synonymous with Chelsea but, as he has aged, his role in the side diminished, especially last season under Antonio Conte.
The Italian manager settled on a back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz which left Terry watching on from the sidelines. The 36-year-old only made nine Premier League appearances, with 33% of them coming from the bench late on in a game.
The move at the end of his contract suited all involved. Here is how Twitter reacted:
It’s fair to say some people were not sure about the signing…
Dunno how I feel about John Terry? hope he gets us back up?
— jon (@YouBumbaclart) July 3, 2017
John Terry to Aston Villa is just.. bizarre.
— Junaid Mehkri (@JunaidMehkri) July 3, 2017
John Terry joining Aston Villa is simultaneously the most John Terry and Aston Villa transfer imaginable
— VoteCorbzapopin (@JohnyHelzapopin) July 3, 2017
Other fans were happy to see the experienced Englishman join Villa…
John Terry has signed for villa.. I can't believe my eyes ?
— David Dudley (@Daviddudley_) July 3, 2017
still can't wrap my head around John Terry coming to the villa? fair play to big tony?
— kieran (@kieranbeck_) July 3, 2017
Wow can't believe John terry has joined Aston Villa. ??
— Luis Morrison (@LuisMorrison39) July 3, 2017
— Matt Long (@MattLong28) July 3, 2017
Some used the deal as a way to reignite club rivalries…
John Terry leaving Chelsea (6 league titles) to join a bigger club Aston Villa (7 league titles). Amazing upgrade.
— SemperFiUnited (@SemperFiUnited) July 3, 2017
— Chris Anderton (@anderton599) July 3, 2017
And finally, there is always one skeptic…
I'd be surprised if John Terry plays more than 20 league games next season….
— Mark Archer (@markarcher900) July 3, 2017
How will John Terry fare at Aston Villa? Let us know…
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