Report: Aston Villa willing to meet John Terry's £60,000 wage demands

Steve Bruce the Aston Villa manager looks on before the Sky Bet Championship  match between Hull City and Aston Villa at the KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

John Terry left Aston Villa at the end of last season.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates scoring with team-mate John Terry during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Burton Albion at Villa Park on February 03, 2018 in...

Well this is a bolt from the blue.

Steve Bruce’s hopes of bringing John Terry back to Villa Park looked to be over with the former England skipper seemingly on his way to Spartak Moscow.

According to Sport-Express, Terry had agreed a move to Russia and even passed his medical with last season's runners-up. But the 37-year-old then performed a sudden U-turn as he has reportedly had second thoughts about moving his young family across Europe.

 

Aston Villa, then, are suddenly back in the race.

Terry shone during a spell in the Midlands last season, captaining Villa to the play-off final at Wembley. But when the financial crisis hit, they were forced to let Terry go once his contract expired.

John Terry of Aston Villa challenges Tom Cairney of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

Since being taken over by Naseef Sawiris and Wes Edens, however, the pursestrings have been loosened. And the Daily Star claims that Aston Villa would now have little trouble meeting Terry’s £60,000 a week wage demands.

It is understood that Terry could be tempted to extend his playing career in the UK too.

The Chelsea legend was a major influence on and off the pitch last season and his return could galvanise a side battered by Sheffield United before the international break.

John Terry of Aston Villa reacts after conceding the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London,...

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