Aston Villa ropes in Terry

LONDON, England – At the age of 36, and having won five Premier League titles, former Chelsea captain John Terry has embarked on a final challenge by signing a one-year contract with Championship side Aston Villa.

In the age of huge-money moves to football’s new world, Terry’s career choice represents a throwback to a time when players dropped down a division to draw a final paycheck.

But where most went in search of an easier life, Terry said his decision did not indicate a softening in his footballing ambitions and was more about ensuring he avoided playing against the club for whom he appeared more than 700 times.

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