According to reports on the Daily Telegraph, Aston Villa have stepped up their bid to sign John Terry by making a concrete offer for the former Chelsea and England captain.
The 36-year-old is a free agent after being released by the Blues at the end of his contract this summer, and he is a target for a number of clubs including Villa, Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Swansea City and clubs in the Chinese Super League.
Villa are serious about bringing Terry to the Championship as they look to win promotion back to the Premier League next season, and they have offered him a lucrative deal worth £4m-a-year according to the Daily Telegraph.
Aston Villa supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they are largely divided on their opinions of the former Three Lions skipper.
While some believe he is a “footballing legend” and “world-class”, others believe it would be the wrong decision to sign him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— callum m (@mac123_callum) June 22, 2017
— ToniKingscott3500 (@antonia3500) June 22, 2017
Genuinely curious: Why this love for Terry now, fellow Villans? Never detected such admiration for him from our camp before. ? #avfc
— Norvillan (@norvillan) June 22, 2017
Currently debating whether to get Terry on the back of next seasons kit as he's a footballing legend ? #avfc
— AVFCchats (@AVFCchats) June 22, 2017
#avfc not sure about this John Terry trsnsfer. Just don't see why he would
— paul danton (@triplex77) June 22, 2017
If we get Terry Bruce has worked wonders IMO. Shows you what you can get with pedigree and experience in the game, let's hope it shows #AVFC
— Reece (@Reece_AV) June 22, 2017
Terry was banned and stripped of the Eng captaincy for racism. Not sure why so many #avfc fans are happy. Goes against our core values.
— David Dawkins (@DavidGDawkins) June 22, 2017
— Olly ✌️ (@oliverbeasley) June 22, 2017
The impending signing of John Terry is, aside from any personal issues, a poor football and business decision #avfc
— Luke Smith (@born2bemild2000) June 22, 2017