Three reasons Aston Villa should steer clear of signing John Terry

According to Sky Sports, Aston Villa are interested in signing former Chelsea captain John Terry this summer.

The 36-year-old is available on a free transfer having been released by the Blues at the end of the campaign following 19 seasons with the Premier League champions, and the Championship outfit are hoping that they can persuade the veteran centre-back to join them for a promotion push next term.

Despite having James Chester and Nathan Baker at the heart of his defence – and Tommy Elphick in reserve – Steve Bruce is keen to bring in a new central defender before the start of next season as the club look to improve on a disappointing 13th-place finish following their relegation from the top flight.

The Villa boss played golf with Terry in the Algarve last weekend and tried to persuade him to move to Villa Park, but it remains to be seen what will come from the meeting.

Here are three reasons Villa should steer clear of signing Terry…