As Chelsea legend John Terry continues to enjoy his vacation full of golf and fitness drills, clubs from all over the world have been doing their best to win his signature. Apparently no less than 10 teams have submitted serious bids, but it seems that Championship side Aston Villa are set to emerge victorious, the Telegraph reports. Terry was first linked with Villa after he played golf with their manager Steve Bruce, and Alex Bruce, who’s likely to be signed by his father as well.
According to the newspaper, offers for Terry have come from clubs in the MLS and China, as well as English sides in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Swansea and West Bromwich. But Aston Villa’s lucrative offer includes bonuses and incentives that could see JT’s earnings exceed £4 million per year.
As one of the few club owners who has a (known) Twitter account, Aston Villa's Tony Xia was asked by a fan regarding the rumours linking Terry to a move to Villa Park. However, the oftentimes outspoken Dr. Tony decided to go the José Mourinho route instead and plead no comment.
Quoted Jose M. 'I am not going to talk about a player who still belongs to another club' as JT's contract with CFC expires until 1/7. https://t.co/Nvya3H9oI2— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) June 21, 2017
And that probably means the rumours have some basis in reality. The Telegraph does suspect the race is not over just yet and current Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp, who does like to talk, recently claimed that he also has made a good offer for JT.
In any case, it seems that Terry will not be retiring just yet, and we might just see him playing in the second division next season.