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Villa Owner Takes Dig At Rivals As He Confirms Signing Of John Terry

Villa Owner Takes Dig At Rivals As He Confirms Signing Of John Terry
By Gavin Cooney

Sunderland heaped shame upon themselves by happily acquiescing to John Terry's demands for his Chelsea send-off at the end of last season, and they will be haunted by his presence in the Championship next season: he is signing for Aston Villa.

The news was confirmed today by Villa's owner Tony Xia, who took a very subtle dig at rivals Birmingham City while announcing it.

Terry was linked with Harry Redknapp's Birmingham ( and was subject to offers from Premier League clubs Swansea and Bournemouth) but has instead chosen Villa under Steve Bruce. Here's how Xia announced the news, and pay attention to his excellent grammar, as he slyly drops the capital in 'city':

He once again joins a side with whom he had little involvement in their winning the European Cup:

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It is understood that Terry's interest in pursuing a career in management is partly the reason behind his decision to move to Villa, and while it comes as somewhat as a surprise, it is not the most surprising transfer of the pre-season in the Championship.

Nope, that's Reuben Neves to Wolves.

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