Everyone knows the Championship final is a huge game for both sporting and financial reasons.
And, this Saturday’s match features two sides that believe they belong in the Premier League.
It features both players that have enjoyed Premier League success (e.g. Aston Villa’s John Terry) and those that will likely light up England’s top division (Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon).
Just two days before the Championship play-off final, an amusing rumour has emerged regarding John Terry, the former Chelsea captain.
John Terry’s Chelsea clause in new Aston Villa contract
John Terry initially joined Aston Villa on a one-year deal last summer. The former England international publicly proclaimed that his aim was to help Aston Villa get promotion but that he would not play in the Premier League.
His reasoning for this was that he did not want to line up against his beloved Chelsea.
John Percy of the Daily Telegraph reveals on Thursday that if Aston Villa beat Fulham, Terry will likely agree a one-year extension at Villa Park.
However, this looks set to include a clause which will see Terry miss both games against his former club.
Steve Bruce said on John Terry’s potential new deal with Aston Villa: “I genuinely hope he [Terry] triggers it. All those phone calls to him last summer, he hasn’t been disappointed with it. From the training ground, to the stadium, to the support, it has all the makings of a big club.”
Bruce continued: “He has been one of the great defenders of our country. He is a great leader of men, which we don’t produce many of any more. In a quiet way, he is not a ranter and a raver, he is not one who puts heads through doors. He hasn’t exceeded expectations, I just knew what he would give.
I’m sure he will give it a good go if we get promoted and enjoy the challenge of it. We’ll not pick him against Chelsea if that’s he wants.” Whilst Chelsea fans would be sure to love this gesture, the comments by Bruce have been ridiculed by many.
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