Player News - Aston Villa

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Glenn Whelan has officially moved from Stoke City to Aston Villa on a permanent transfer in a deal that could net the Potters £2 million if incentives are hit.

The news that the 33-year-old Whelan is leaving the Britannia Stadium for Villa Park seems to fan the rumors that Mark Hughes has a new holding midfielder lined up in the form of former Aston Villa man Fabian Delph. Stoke City have been rivaling West Brom for Delph's signature in a move reported to be worth around £10 million and this is likely an indication that the Potters have won the race.
Jul 20 - 10:52 AM

Former Chelsea captain John Terry signed a one-year contract Aston Villa on Monday after becoming a free agent on July 1.

The 36-year-old departs Stamford Bridge as one of the all-time greatest player in club history, having won 15 major titles during a 22 year stay. Terry, who made his Chelsea debut in 1998 and went made 717 appearances, leaves the club after winning the Premier League title for a fifth time. The center-back had attracted interest from Premier Leagues when it was confirmed he would leave Chelsea, but opted to move Villa to avoid competing against his former club. Terry told Aston Villa's official website: "I thank them for their offers -- for me it was just the mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over. I had 22 years at the football club, 22 unbelievable years. I'm very proud of that but this is a new chapter in my life and my career."
Source: ESPN FC
Jul 5 - 9:16 PM

Championship outfit Aston Villa have reportedly won the race to sign former Chelsea captain John Terry.

Having been offered contracts by rivals Aston Villa and Birmingham City, reports claim the 36-year-old favors a move to Villa Park to work with Steve Bruce and a deal could be completed as soon as his deal at Stamford Bridge expires. According to the Daily Express, the ex-England captain has been offered a £60,000 per week contract, which includes a £2million bonus if the Villians win promotion to the Premier League. Terry had also been linked with West Brom, Swansea and Bournemouth, but the long-time Chelsea man has ruled out a move to another Premier League side to avoid facing the club he called home for the past 22 years.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 29 - 2:15 PM

Birmingham City boss Jamie Redknapp has confirmed the Blues have made a contract offer to former Chelsea and England captain John Terry.

The 36-year-old has been linked with big-money moves to numerous clubs since leaving the Premier League champions. With Swansea City, Bournemouth and Aston Villa all eyeing Terry, Jamie Redknapp said Birmingham are also very interested in the iconic Englishman. "I'd love to have him at the football club," Redknapp said of Terry. "He's a fantastic captain and great leader. We've made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It's up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham." Redknapp, who Terry recently played for in Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick's testimonial, added: "He could play for anybody still. He has got a couple of good years in him."
Source: ESPN FC
Jun 15 - 2:30 PM

Aston Villa are the latest club to be linked with former Chelsea captain John Terry.

The 36-year-old was reportedly playing golf with Villa boss Steve Bruce in the Algarve last weekend and a potential switch to the Championship side was apparently discussed. Terry has been linked with money-spinning moves to both China and America since leaving the Premier League Champions while Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth could hand the centre-back a chance of staying in the top-flight. But, while the south coast club remain the bookies favourite to sign Terry, Villa are next in line, although it's not certain whether the Chelsea Legend would be prepared to drop down into the second-tier of English football.
Source: Daily Star
Jun 12 - 1:49 PM

John Terry lifted his fifth Premier League trophy on his final day in Chelsea blue following a 5-1 win against Sunderland.

It was a precarious start for the newly-crowned champions after conceding a goal in the third minute to temporarily put a damper on the title celebrations. But Willian got Chelsea on the board in the eighth minute and it was off the the races from there with four goals after the 60th minute. Eden Hazard scored his 16th in the 61st, Pedro stole a goal in the 77th, and Michy Batshuayi scored two as a second-half substitute in stoppage time to conclude the scoring. But it was Terry's day as the long-time captain was taken off in the 26th minute to a roaring ovation and a farewell that ended in more Premier League silverware.
Source: NBC Sports
May 21 - 12:17 PM

Chelsea defender John Terry did not rule out retirement as a potential option this summer after Monday's win.

The Chelsea captain scored in a 4-3 win against Watford and will play his final home match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Sunderland. With Bournemouth and Swansea City managers already confirming their interest, Terry said he has not decided on his future yet: "I know I said I wanted to play regular football, but I have not ruled out Sunday being my last game and retiring. It depends if the right offer comes along then I will sit and consider it with my family, whether it's here or abroad, but I haven't made any decisions yet and I am just evaluating my options."
Source: Sky Sports
May 18 - 5:32 PM

Chelsea captain John Terry has become the 4th player to score in 17 consecutive Premier League seasons after netting the opener in Monday's 4-3 win over Watford.

Set to leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years at Stamford Bridge, Terry made his first league start since September on Monday night and needed less than a half-and-hour to make his presence felt. The 36-year-old was first to react following a corner in the 22nd minute as the ball fell to him to bundle home inside the six-yard box. Terry, who's misplayed header back to Asmir Begovic allowed Etienne Capoue to bring Watford level just two minutes later, now joins Frank Lampard, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes who have also scored in 17 successive seasons.
Source: The Metro
May 15 - 6:00 PM

The Telegraph are reporting today that Bournemouth are "confident" of signing Premier League legends John Terry and Jermain Defoe on free transfers.

Manager Eddie Howe is looking to add experience to his side which have proven themselves well capable of thriving at the highest level. Both men are approaching the end of their careers and coming to the end of their contracts at their respective clubs. Upon signing, they will probably be among the club's highest earners on over £100,000 a week. Defoe, 34, played for the Cherries alongside manager Eddie Howe back in 2000/01 in a loan deal to what was then a third-tier club. He is likely to seek a contract which will keep him on the south coast for more than one season. West Ham are also rumoured to be tracking the English international.
May 4 - 12:54 PM

Glenn Whelan has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the line-up against Hull City last weekend and should be available as the Potters travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to face Swansea.

Whelan will almost surely start for Mark Hughes' side on Saturday. They may have won without his steady presence last weekend but Hughes seems to prefer to have Whelan in the line-up over Imbula or Cameron who have both spent time in the holding midfield this season. Whelan isn't much of a threat to produce a great deal in any statistical category even against Swansea but you can expect that he will give a stead, unspectacular performance.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 21 - 4:49 PM

Glenn Whelan is expected to return to the fold this weekend after missing the win over Hull City because of illness.

The tough tackling Stoke midfielder was sent home from training last Thursday in the hope of making a full recovery in time to make Saturdays game, but Whelan was only able to rejoin the group on Tuesday following a particularly bad virus "which wiped him out for four or five days." The out-of-favour 33-year-old, who has made only 3 Premier League starts since the beginning of March, came back looking a little leaner, about half a stone according to manager Mark Hughes, and Whelan will be hoping to force his way back into contention for the trip to Swansea. Joe Allen will also be assessed during the build-up to game week thirty-four as he continues his recovery from the hamstring injury he suffered against his former club Liverpool 10 days ago.
Apr 19 - 1:20 PM

It's the end of an era at Stamford Bridge with long-time captain John Terry set to leave the club at the end of the season.

Terry has signed a number of one-year contracts since he entered his 30s, despite continuing to produce at an impressive rate. But after 22 years, four Premier League titles and 713 appearances for the club, Terry announced on Tuesday that he will leave once his contract expires at the end of the season. The 36-year-old has previously stated that he wants to play for another two years, but said he is unsure over his next destination: "After 22 years there is so much to say and so many people to thank at this great football club. From coaches, team-mates and staff to the fans who have given me so much support down the years, I can’t thank you enough...I will decide on my future in due course, but for now I am committed to helping the team achieve success this season."
Apr 17 - 1:38 PM

West Brom manager Tony Pulis reiterated the club's interest in bringing in Chelsea legend John Terry this summer.

Pulis said the Chelsea captain turned down a move to The Hawthorns in the January transfer window as Terry wanted to see out his contract with the club. But Pulis hinted that West Brom would try again for the central defender in the summer with Terry expected to become a free agent: "There was no approach made, it was just finding out what the situation was, and the situation was that John wanted to stay at Chelsea...If he becomes available in the summer we'll sit down then and have a little think about what we've got and what we haven't got and then we'll take it from there."
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 14 - 8:41 AM

John Terry is expected to miss the trip to Turf Moor on Sunday after sustaining an ankle injury in training.

The 36-year-old has made just four Premier League starts this term due to a combination of injury and a settled back three which boasts the top flights best defensive record having only conceded 17 times during 2016/17. Terry posted a video of a nasty-looking ankle laceration being stitched which could also keep him out of next weekend’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers. His absence from the bench means that Kurt Zouma will become Antonio Conte’s go to should Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta or David Luiz pick up an injury. Indeed, the Italian manager confirmed only on Friday that the Brazilian was playing with a "little pain" in his knee which the club are monitoring closely. Nathan Ake, recently recalled from his loan spell at Bournemouth, is expected to be included in the match day squad at Burnley as cover.
Source: The Mirror
Feb 11 - 4:22 PM

Neil Taylor will be out of action for an unspecified amount of time after the full back fractured his cheekbone in training yesterday.

Taylor will have an operation on his cheekbone but it is unclear how soon he will be back in action. If he is able to play while wearing a protective mask, he may not miss much time at all. Otherwise, it could be several weeks as his face begins to heal. His absence opens the door for Stephen Kingsley to once again attempt to make a good impression, this time for his third manager of the season. Kingsley has shown flashes of fantasy appeal but if playing in a format that relies heavily on clean sheets for defenders, he and the rest of the Swans back line offers little attraction.
Jan 12 - 5:20 AM


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