Thursday, January 17, 2019 | ePaper
Terry turns down chance to join Spartak Moscow
Former Chelsea and England star John Terry has rejected the chance to make a shock move to Russian club Spartak Moscow.
Terry was reported to be on the verge of signing for Spartak after being flown by private jet to Rome on Friday for a medical.
The 37-year-old defender was believed to have been offered a wages in the region of Â£3 million ($3.9 million) for a one-year deal.
Spartak appeared confident of securing the high-profile signing, announcing on social media that they were preparing for "a very important guest".
But after weighing up the move with his family, Terry, who has two children with his wife Toni, has opted against making the switch to Moscow.
"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," Terry wrote on his official Instagram account.