As reported by The Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa captain John Terry is said to be open to staying at the club beyond the end of this season, when his current contract expires.
Terry’s season in Villa colours after his high-profile move from Chelsea last summer has been a massive success, helping Steve Bruce’s side towards the top end of the English Championship table.
Now 37 years of age, the prospect of retirement or seeking a coaching opportunity is always on the table, but it seems he’d be happy to stay at the Villans, should they be promoted to the English Premier League.
That’s according to The Birmingham Mail, who report Director of Football Steve Round has told supporters the captain has indicated he’s open to signing on for another season.
Does the veteran defender still have a role to play despite his age?
Terry has been a stand-out in Villa colours this season, despite suffering a foot injury that kept him out for a couple of months. He’s played 29 times for Steve Bruce’s side and has been an influencing figure on their road to the play-offs.
Pace has never been a huge part of his game, so his advancing years haven’t impacted too much on his ability and should Villa gain promotion to the top-flight, he’d likely be able to play a part, if not playing every week then representing an excellent back-up option.
Many were sceptical of his move away from Chelsea, but he’s proven he still has a passion for the game and appears to be enjoying his time at Villa Park, so it’d be a major boost if the club can convince him to sign on for another year.