Chelsea legend rejects a move abroad to continue career in England

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John Terry has rejected a move to Spartak Moscow, making the official announcement via his Instagram account

There was much speculation that the former Chelsea captain is on his way to Russia. He travelled to Rome for his medical to finalise a move to Moscow. The 37-year-old passed the test and was subsequently offered a one-year deal which he was all set to expect.

However, last-minute changes have prompted the Englishman to reconsider his decision. He shared the news of this failed move via his Instagram account.

He wrote:

“After considerable thought, I have decided to decline a contract offer from Spartak Moscow. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season. They are an ambitious club and I have been very impressed with their professionalism. But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right move for ourselves at this time.”

According to several reports, Terry had been offered a one-year tax-free deal worth around £3 million.

This announcement by him has given his former club, Aston Villa a boost in their hopes to re-sign him. Terry played a crucial role as Villa made it to the Championship play-off final, losing to Fulham in the end. Villa boss Steve Bruce has openly stated in the past that he would welcome a reunion with the player who made 35 appearances at the heart of their defence during the last term.

The 37-year-old has previously confirmed that he does not plan to retire just yet.

Author’s Take

Terry is well past his peak and only has a couple of year of football left in him. It would only make sense that he wants to see out his career in the country he has played all his professional football. There are still plenty of teams in the Championship who’s be willing to make a punt for the former Chelsea captain.

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