Chelsea and England legend John Terry has successfully completed a switch to Championship side Aston Villa, according from BBC.
The experienced defender sign a one-year deal with Steve Bruce team and he is expected to earn £60,000-a-week at Villa Park.
The veteran, who joined Chelsea youth team in 1995, was release from the Blues’ team last season, after spending 22-years at Stamford Bridge.
The former England skipper is unarguably the most successful player in Chelsea’s history, having made a total of 717 appearances.
While at Stamford Bride, the 36-year old defender led the Blues to five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Europa League.
Speaking concerning his decision to join the championship team rather than Premier League club, Terry insisted he didn’t want to play against Chelsea next season.
“The mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over for me. I was there for 22 years at the football club. I am very proud of that but this is a new chapter in my life and career.
He however reveals he is focus on his new challenge and hopes to achieve more success with his current club.
“My thoughts are 100% here and the ambition is to get us back to the Premier League. Terry added.
“It’s a huge club. Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there’s a good group of players here.
“I can’t wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season. It’s a club that deserves to be in the Premier League and I still want to continue playing.
“I am hungry to still play with a team and manager that have the same ambition as me to get promoted.”
The trophy laden star reportedly turned down offer to join West Brom, Swansea and Bournemouth. He also rejected offer from China and America.
Antonio Conte is currently in-search of a reliable defender to fill the void his former skipper has created.
A move for Juventus’ centre-back Leonardo Bonucci and Roma’s star Antonio Rudiger is currently on the radar.