John Terry has confirmed that he has declined the offer of a move to Spartak Moscow.
In a statement on Instagram, the 37-year-old said he was impressed with the club’s “professionalism” but felt it was the wrong move for him.
“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. Good luck Spartak”.
It was reported only days ago that the Chelsea legend was undergoing a medical in Russia ahead of the move.
The club were thought to have earmarked Terry as a replacement for central defender, Samuel Gigot who is expected to miss the rest of the season through injury.