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Report: Steve Bruce asking Aston Villa's owners to sign John Terry

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 31, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa are reportedly hoping to bring John Terry back to the club.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa talks to the press during a press conference at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 31, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

According to The Sun, Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce is asking the club's new owners to sanction a deal to bring John Terry back to Villa Park.

Villa endured a difficult summer but have secured three outstanding loan signings in recent weeks, having landed Anwar El Ghazi, Yannick Bolasie and Tammy Abraham until the end of the season.

However, one area of the Villa side remains a concern for Bruce, as deals for centre backs Harold Moukoudi and Scott McKenna fell apart on deadline day, whilst Tommy Elphick moved out to Hull City.

 

James Chester is manning the heart of defence almost single-handedly, with Mile Jedinak filling in alongside him – but Bruce is now pushing for Villa to bring in a familiar face.

The Sun report that Bruce is wanting new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens to push for a move to bring John Terry back to Villa Park in a stunning free agent deal.

Villa snapped up Terry on a free transfer last summer after his Chelsea contract expired, and he appeared 36 times in all competitions, helping Villa reach the Championship play-off final.

John Terry of Aston Villa after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

The 37-year-old left Villa after his one-year deal expired, but didn't find a new club and remains a free agent, leaving Bruce to dream about a reunion.

As Terry is a free agent, he can still sign for Villa outside of the transfer window, and could be a timely boost for Bruce's squad given their defensive woes and transfer misses.

Villa captain John Terry reacts during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

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