"Leader. VILLAN", playing on Chelsea fans' description of Terry as "Captain, Leader, Legend".
During the second half of last season, manager Steve Bruce used Elphick only sparingly and with John Terry arriving to Villa Park this summer, the 29-year-old's participation on the pitch looks set to be further reduced during the upcoming campaign.
And there ploy seems to be working as according to French sports daily L'Equipe, Real Betis have been in touch with Villa in order to discuss the possibility of signing Veretout. His side lost 2-1 to Shrewsbury.
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Terry spent 22 years at Chelsea and captained them from the 2004-05 season, winning five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League and Europa League.
The game was Villa's third in pre-season, following wins against non-league clubs AFC Telford United and Kidderminster Harriers.