By Danny Wright

Birmingham City assistant manager Kevin Bond admits that he is finding it hard to come to terms with John Terry’s move to Aston Villa.

The 60-year-old has revealed that the Blues had tabled an offer for the 36-year-old following his release from Chelsea, but on Monday it was announced that he has become Steve Bruce’s first recruit of the summer transfer window.

Speaking to TalkSport on Monday, senior Birmingham man Bond also said that Harry Redknapp is bound to splash the cash ahead of next season after already completing a handful of deals.

“Harry did speak to John and I believe the club made him a very good offer, but he has made his decision to go to Aston Villa,” said Bond.

“I’d like to wish him well, but its going to be difficult for me to do that.

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“I don’t know exactly what the resources are available to the manager but they will spend good money for the right player.”

Birmingham have already added three players to their ranks ahead of the 2017/18 Championship season after David Stockdale and Craig Gardner were joined by defender Marc Roberts at the weekend from Barnsley.

Villa will be hoping that Terry can help lead the club back to the Premier League after winning a plethora of major honours at Stamford Bridge which included five league titles and five FA Cups.

He failed to break into the first-team plans of Antonio Conte last season as the London club won the English league title, but he will no doubt go down in history as one of their greatest ever players after spending over two decades there and making over 600 appearances.

In other Aston Villa news, this striker has confirmed that he has agreed a new contract at Villa Park.

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