Three John Terry-esque signings Aston Villa can make upon returning to the Premier League

John Terry of Aston Villa celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on March 10, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa need to make similar signings like John Terry's if they are to make it in the Premier League, as they go in search of promotion.

Jack Grealish and John Terry of Aston Villa look on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on March 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are flying high in the Championship at the moment, losing just two of their last 13 games, drawing one and winning the other 10.

The Villans are looking comfortable in the playoffs places, seven points adrift of the automatic qualification zone with only nine games left in the campaign.

Aston Villa are looking to return to the Premier League after their relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/16 season, and some inspired additions to the squad last summer have gone a long way in getting them nearer to their dreams.

Cheikh Ndoye of Birmingham grabs John Terry of Aston Villa by the throat during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in...

One of these additions was the free signing of former Chelsea captain and centre-back John Terry.

The 37-year-old has since played a huge role in ensuring Villa move closer to a return to the top-flight, but he could leave at the end of the campaign, unwilling to play for any other Premier League side due to his deep affection for the Blues.

Should Aston Villa make it back to the Premier League, they need to make some John Terry-esque type of signings in order to stay up.

Here are three such additions that Steve Bruce's side could do with:

Andy Carroll

The 29-year-old West Ham striker has become surplus to requirements at the London Stadium, and was bizarrely linked with an exit to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

However, an injury scuppered any chances of the striker completing a potential shocking £20million move.

Nevertheless, the future of the former Liverpool and Newcastle hitman with the Hammers is still in doubt, and Aston Villa can take advantage of the situation.

With more than 200 Premier League games over the course of 13 seasons under his belt, Carroll remains a veteran capable of delivering the goods, as long as he is fit.

His 52 league goals within these periods are testament to what he is able to do, and Bruce badly needs the experience of such striker if the Villans are to impress on their return to the EPL.

Gareth Barry of West Bromwich Albion runs out ahead of the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between West Bromwich Albion v Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 17, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

Gareth Barry

Relegation is looming for West Brom, and a lot of their players, including the 37-year-old midfielder, could still remain in the top flight.

Aston Villa should jump at the chance to re-sign Barry given the qualities and experience he brings to any midfield despite his age.

The former Manchester City and Everton man left Villa Park in 2009 after 12 seasons for a new challenge, and returning to where it all started to hang up his playing boots seems like an exciting prospect.

A reunion between Barry and Aston Villa could go a long way in helping the club secure Premier League safety going forward if they land promotion this term.

West Brom snapped the veteran midfielder up for £1million on an initial one-year deal (BBC), so he could become a free agent at the end of the campaign.

Robert Huth

The Leicester City and Premier League-winning centre-back returned to training last December having been out of action for the Foxes all season with an ankle injury.

The German is surely out of first-team reckoning at the King Power Stadium as summer arrival Harry Maguire has established a solid partnership with Wes Morgan at the heart of the team's defence.

Robert Huth of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Leicester, England.

With Terry likely to leave, Aston Villa need another top and experienced defender, and not many ticks all the boxes like Huth.

Having played over 300 Premier League games and featured for the likes of Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Stoke City, the 33-year-old brings a lot to the table.

Huth can help provide the Villa defence the stability and steel needed to navigate through the murky waters of the top flight.

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