English Premiership

John Terry rejects Spartak Moscow

2018-09-13 10:18
John Terry.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - John Terry has turned down the opportunity to play for Spartak Moscow in the Russian Premier League.

The 37-year-old former England and Chelsea captain spent last season at Aston Villa, narrowly missing out on Premier League promotion.

A free agent after leaving the Championship club, Terry had hinted at a return to the club before reportedly undergoing a medical with Spartak.

But writing on Instagram, the centre-back said he won't be moving to Russia.

He explained: "Spartak 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."

He added: "I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season."


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