The 2016/17 domestic campaign clearly failed to go according to plan for Aston Villa. The former Premier League mainstays finished in a lowly 13th place among the Championship – but after capturing the highly coveted free transfer of Chelsea’s John Terry this summer – does a swift return to the English top-flight soon await the determined Midlands club?
His former club have wished their ex-captain well among the Championship…
Wishing John Terry the very best of luck at Aston Villa! ? pic.twitter.com/r5RvLe8GfG
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 3, 2017
…but then again, maybe this isn’t such a big step down after all…
Aston Villa – 7
Chelsea – 6
— Football League Zone (@TheFLZone) July 4, 2017
Although Terry wishes not to face his former employers within a competitive scenario…
Swansea manager Paul Clement has confirmed to talkSPORT that John Terry joined Aston Villa because he didn't want to play against #cfc in PL
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) July 3, 2017
…we all know that anything can happen in football…
John Terry doesn't want to play against Chelsea.. third round draw of the FA cup: Chelsea V Aston Villa.
— Gareth Maiden (@gaz_maiden) July 4, 2017
Steve Bruce must have been delighted with the deal mind you…
After John Terry to Aston Villa is confirmed, we now cross live to Steve Bruce: https://t.co/V1Z3x1dAAU
— Coral (@Coral) July 3, 2017
…for many have congratulated the former England skipper on his recent move…
Sums up Terry though that he has taken a new challenge rather than the biggest pay day. Sure he'll give it everything at Villa.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) July 3, 2017
It might take some getting used to for the Aston Villa first team squad…
Imagine being a Villa player and returning for pre-season training, and John Terry’s there to do it with you. Madness. #avfc
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) July 3, 2017
…and of course, some people like to poke fun out of the recent development…
— Molly Shepherd-Boden (@MollyShep) July 2, 2017
…but all in all, Villa fans must be hoping for a strong return to the Premier League with none other than John Terry on board!
John Terry is set to complete his move to Aston Villa today.
Best of luck, Captain! pic.twitter.com/oIvmazOdMs
— 100PercentChelsea (@100PctChelsea) July 3, 2017