Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry has signed a one-year deal with Championship club Aston Villa.
The 36-year-old defender’s contract officially expired at Chelsea on June 30 after 22 years at Stamford Bridge.
Terry made his Chelsea debut as a sub against Villa in a League Cup game in 1998.
At international level he represented England nearly 80 times, 34 as Captain.
It has been reported that the centre-back turned down offers from the Premier League because he did not want to play against his former team Chelsea.
Villa finished 13th in the Championship last season but are among the automatic promotion favourites.