The Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern are distraught to see that their experienced centre-defender and captain, John Terry is set to depart Birmingham this summer. The Chelsea legend joined Aston Villa last summer with the aim to get the Villains back in the Premier League, although the club fell at the final hurdle, losing 1-0 to Fulham in the play-off final on Saturday.
JT on the Villa fans…
"A special thank you to the Villa supporters who have supported us both home and away in their thousands, up and down the country and have been amazing to me on a personal level.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 31, 2018
The club took a huge financial risk this season, pumping money into signing a number of experienced Premier League and Championship stars with the hope of gaining promotion back to the Premier League, just two years after they lost their top-flight status. Unfortunately, Steve Bruce couldn’t provide the fans with the promotion that they craved and now the club have been left unable to pay the wages demanded of players like Terry.
The summer will be a long and hard one for Aston Villa fans, who will be living with regret over what might have been as they prepare for another promotion chasing year in the second-tier of English football. Despite this, the club’s 4th place finish last season was impressive and saw them play some fantastic football at times, with the 4-1 thrashing of Wolves particularly memorable.
You can read our local Villains’ verdict on JT’s departure here:
Can you stop breaking my heart thanks
— Dave (@Dave_1874) May 31, 2018
Will always remember you as a great leader of mean for us JT and a legend, thanks for giving us everything sad to see you go
— British Clive (@BritishBuIIdog) May 31, 2018
John Terry has been a class act for us. Travelling with the team when injured to be part of it. Doing extra training and spending time with the younger players and bringing the dressing room together. Total respect for him. UTV
— Murray Tonry (@murray_tonry) May 31, 2018
— James Blair-Holt (@JamesBH2011) 31 May 2018
Legend of a man
— ? (@villafan30) May 31, 2018
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