The Times are reporting that the club will owe John Terry £560k if he decides to retire or remains a free agent.
The defender was reportedly on £70,000 a week, but a little-known scheme introduced by the Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee means he is entitled to his wages for June (£280k) as well as an additional month’s wages.
Fans on Twitter were not particularly sure what to make of the news:
no respect for Terry, if he truely cared for the club, which he doesn’t, he wouldn’t want anything – this money is nothing to him
— Liam (@Liiamcam) 20 June 2018
Who next, we owe Tim Sherwood £100 million because he’s failed to get a manager’s job after leaving us? #avfc
— Edward Payne (@edwardpayne96) 20 June 2018
Not Sherwood. Don’t be silly. Black, D Matteo, and the others, yeah
— Benno (@Bluewurst1875) 20 June 2018
— Rick ???????????? (@Rick_avfc) 20 June 2018
In other words, Villa won’t owe John Terry £560,000 this summer
— Sheikh_DatAss ???????? (@yOuAiNtNoCrOoK) 21 June 2018
He will go to Derby I think
— Daniel Minton (@djminton99) 20 June 2018
It’s ridiculous that this goes on in football, thanks agents! Different situation in many ways, but Man Utd are still paying Rooney.. and will be for sometime…….
— Riz Shiz (@Razor_Sharper) 20 June 2018
— Sarah (@slmissey) 20 June 2018
— Ravyj (@rav0604) 20 June 2018
Terry left the club early, reportedly to save the club money, so it will be interesting to see whether the Times report is accurate or not.
We remain in a precarious financial situation although the Telegraph reports that Tony Xia has managed to secure the money to pay tax bills and the payroll for this month.
There still remains a cashflow crisis at the club, and the owner is said to be seeking new investors in order to put us back on a sound financial footing.