WhatsApp, Fifa and takeaways: the perpetual evolution of unveilings | Simon Burnton

Aston Villa found a novel way to announce the signing of John Terry but clubs have always used the latest communication technology to reveal new players

These are familiar times at Aston Villa. They have, after all, started July by signing on a free transfer a medal-strewn Premier League legend in his late 30s, once considered perhaps the finest player in his position in the land but more recently used to openly pondering the possibility of retirement, and announced the arrival to the world in rather humiliating style.

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