Aston Villa chairman Chairman Tony Xia has confirmed the signing of Chelsea legend John Terry on £60,000-a-week deal.
Chairman Tony Xia took to Twitter to announce that the club have pulled off a major coup to land his signature… before the official announcement.
A tweet posted by Xia read: “Welcome JT to Birmingham city… Aston Villa! Announcement shortly.”
The former Chelsea captain rejected a host of offers around the world, including with fierce rivals Birmingham, to pen a 12-month contract at the Championship side.
Terry, who ended his 19-year spell with the Premier League champions this summer, will pocket around £60,000-a-week as Sun Sport exclusively revealed last month.
He will also take home a £2million bonus if he can help guide Steve Bruce’s side back to the top flight.
Bruce had been keen to add experience and a dressing room influence to his side after they faltered in their promotion bid at the first time of asking. It is believed Terry, 36, was talked into the move after a round of golf with Bruce in Portugal earlier this month.
The pair held talks about his future over a game at the Quinta do Lago resort. Terry was thought to have rejected Premier League offers with Swansea, West Brom and mega-money deals to China in order to help Bruce's promotion bid.
Bruce is also believed to have offered Terry the chance to move into coaching during his time at Villa Park which helped convince the veteran of a move. Villa are also pushing through deals to land Stoke pair Glenn Whelan and Jon Walters.