Former England captain John Terry has reportedly decided to play on until the end of the 2018-19 season.
Terry's initial deal with Villa expires at the end of the season, and The Mirror reports that he could once again become a free agent this summer.
Rather than retire, however, the veteran centre-back has reportedly opted to play on for one final year, though the Villans face a battle to retain his signature.
Terry would have to take a paycut should the former European champions remain in the second tier, but would be in line for a sizeable bonus should they return to the top flight.
The former Three Lions star has made 28 appearances for Villa in all competitions.