John Terry has been appointed the new captain of Aston Villa according to Sky Sports.
The 36-year-old former England and Chelsea skipper who joined the club earlier this month on a 1-year deal takes the armband fromJames Chester. He will maintain his favoured No 26 jersey for Villa in the Sky Bet Championship during the 2017/2018 season.
Manager Steve Bruce is eyeing promotion for the 2017/18 season and has stated that Terry’s signing will be significant towards achieving such feat.
Terry was appointed Chelsea skipper in 2004, he captained the Blues to back-to-backEnglish Premier League titles before adding three more during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Terry’s move to Villa Park is regarded as one of the most lucrative ever signed by a player in the Championship and could see him earn £4 million if Villa secures promotion at the end of the new season.
He wore the captain band for the first time on his Villa debut in Saturday’s pre-season friendly defeat against Shrewsbury.