Aston Villa's official John Terry announcement has just ruined football 5 years ago

Aston Villa's official John Terry announcement has just ruined football

Call us old fashioned, but we miss the days where Sky Sports News's yellow ticker was the only way to find out about transfer news.

The transfer window has officially jumped the shark.

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Aston Villa have used a video of a fake WhatsApp group to announce the signing of John Terry on a one-year deal.

The 36-year-old leaves Chelsea after 717 games, five Premier League titles and a European Cup triumph in 2012.

This is how Villa made the news official... (Warning: Will cause some very serious eye-rolling)

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"It's a club I have admired from afar for many years," Terry told the BBC.

"There are fantastic facilities at Bodymoor Heath, Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums in the country and there's a good group of players here, with an experienced and successful manager in Steve Bruce.

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"I can't wait to get started now and look to help the squad achieve something special this season."