John Terry has made a switch to Championship side Aston Villa on a free transfer, the club's owner, Dr. Tony Xia, has confirmed on Twitter.

The Chelsea legend, at the end of last season, called time on his 21-year association with the Blues when his contract expired.

Terry made 690 appearances in total for Chelsea, scoring 65 goals, as he won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League.

However, he is now set to move down a division in search of even more silverware, with Xia confirming that a deal will be officially announced imminently.

Reports suggest that Terry will sign a one-year deal at Villa Park, with a bonus of around £4 million if they are promoted to the Premier League.