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John Terry turns down move to Spartak Moscow

By Matt Wilson | Aston Villa | Published:

John Terry has confirmed that his move to Spartak Moscow is off – igniting hopes among supporters that he could return to Villa Park.

The 37-year-old flew to Rome over the weekend to undergo a medical with the Russian side, but he has now pulled out of the deal.

Terry released a statement on his Instagram account saying: “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 and the time they have given me.

“But after assessing this move with my family, we’ve decided this is not the right next move at this time. Good luck Spartak.”

Terry has made it clear that he would like to continue playing, and in a recent interview the former England captain said he had ‘unfinished business’ at Villa Park.

Terry's Instagram post.
Matt Wilson

By Matt Wilson
Football MMPJ - @mattwilson_star

Sports reporter at the Express & Star, who primarily covers West Bromwich Albion.

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