John Terry leaving Chelsea this summer always seemed inevitable, but few people if anyone anticipated that it would be Aston Villa as his next career stop.

With huge-money offers reportedly on the table from China, the Middle East and the USA, it was a big surprise to see Terry move to the Midlands.

Rather strangely, the decision came about via club chairman Dr Tony Xia’s Twitter profile…

The reaction was amusingly mixed, with a host of fans leading the way with their delight and shock at the announcement…

Of course, though, others thought it was a disastrous decision – both for Terry and for the club…

The big question now is how long it will take until he assumes the Villa armband.