John Terry is leaving Aston Villa, the club have confirmed.
The former Chelsea captain joined Villa on a one-year deal last summer and led the side this season, making 35 league appearances.
Villa finished fourth in the Championship but narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League after a 1-0 loss to Fulham in the play-off final last weekend.
A club statement read: “Aston Villa can confirm the club will part company with John Terry.
“We would like to place on record our most sincere thanks for the effort and professionalism he showed with us last season.
“John is a true leader and was everything and more that we hoped. Hugely popular and influential in the dressing room, he played a real captain’s role in creating the incredible bond the players shared with our supporters, and vice-versa.
“We hope he looks back on his time with Villa fondly and we wish him the very best as his career moves forward.”
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