Report: John Terry transfer takes last minute twist, are Aston Villa back in the running?

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...

Steve Bruce has been trying to bring John Terry back to Aston Villa.

John Terry of Aston Villa during the pre season friendly match between Aston Villa and Watford  at Villa Park on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

According to UA Tribuna in Russia, John Terry has changed his mind over moving to Spartak Moscow, offering Aston Villa hope that they could yet sign him.

Villa have been tracking Terry recently, with Steve Bruce’s side now having funds to spend on new players again.


Terry looked to have settled upon moving to Russia, but it now seems that the transfer won’t go through.

The veteran centre-back underwent a medical with Spartak, but after returning home, he has reportedly decided that a move there isn’t for him.

Aston Villa captain John Terry in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Terry’s move to Spartak is now said to be given just a 10% chance of going through, which could offer Villa hope in their pursuit.

Bruce has made no secret of his desire to add a new defender, and Terry could be perfect.

Terry spent last season at Villa and was hugely impressive, but the claret and blues were not able to agree a new contract with him at the start of the transfer window, due to their financial worries.

John Terry of Aston Villa celebrates victory after the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 3, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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