John Terry ready to stay if Aston Villa goes up
"If we go up, I'm staying. And hopefully, I can play for a few more years in the Premier League.
Former Chelsea captain and club Legend-John Terry have spoken about his future at the Birmingham based club ahead of his team’s two-legged play-off showdown against Middlesbrough.
The 36-years old Villa captain joined Steve Bruce’s team last July on a one-year deal after leaving Chelsea, in one of the most lucrative deals signed by a player in the Championship.
Speaking with the club’s official website, the ex-England international and national team captain stressed that he will stay put at the Steve Bruce side provided they triumph over other three promotion seeking Skybet side.
“I hope this isn’t the end,” the defender told the club’s official website. “If we go up, I’m staying. And hopefully, I can play for a few more years in the Premier League.
“It’s only fair that if we go up, which is the belief within the group, that I stick around. It’s in my contract when I hit a certain number of matches.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it here and love the way I’ve been accepted. I had to perform to get the approval of the fans and the group, and it was a big call by the manager, too, to sign someone at 36 years of age and coming to the end of their career.
“The job isn’t done yet. We’ve got a few more games to go. But hopefully, I am here next season.”
John Terry will hope his team goes all the way ahead of Derby County, Fulham and Middlesbrough who are also vying for the final promotion spot after Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff sealed an automatic promotion due to the duo sides finishing first and second on the Skybet’s Championship league table.
The former England captain has made 32 league appearances for Villa, helping them to seal a play-off place for the first time in their history.