Aston Villa captain John Terry is yet to make a decision on his future beyond this season, according to Sky Sports, amid reports that the veteran centre-back is considering retiring at the end of the campaign.
The 37-year-old, who moved to Villa Park last July after ending his 22-year association with Chelsea, has played a vital role in the side’s push for promotion this term, making 28 Championship appearances, scoring once.
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Upon completing his transfer to Villa Park, Terry admitted that he turned down approaches from a host of Premier League sides as he did not want to come up against his former employers.
With fourth-placed Villa currently occupying one of the play-off positions, there is every chance that the former England international will help lead Steve Bruce’s men back into the Premier League, where they would face the Blues.
“I thank them for their offers -for me, it was just the mental side of playing against Chelsea was too much to get over,” Terry was quoted as saying by ESPN.
The centre-back put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the Villains last summer and whilst it is believed that Bruce would like to keep hold of his captain, the former Chelsea man would like to delay making a decision until the end of the campaign.
On Saturday afternoon, Villa will travel to the KCOM Stadium to take on struggling Hull City in a match that could see them consolidate their place in the play-off spots and possibly close the gap with second-placed Cardiff City, who are seven points ahead, having played one game less.