John Terry rejects Spartak Moscow contract for ‘family reasons’

Not the right time for Terry

John Terry has turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow.

The former Chelsea player is a free agent, after leaving Aston Villa in the summer.

Terry had been thought to be on the verge of joining the Russian side.

However, despite a rumoured paycheck of around £3 million for one year at the club, he has rejected their offer.

That’s because of his family.

John & Toni Terry

Young family commitments

Terry has two young children and a wife, and he said they decided together to pass up the chance to move.

He wrote on his Instagram page: “Spartak are an ambitious club. 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.

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Spartak and wish them and their supporters well for the rest of the season.”

Uncertain future

The future is now uncertain for Terry, with his top flight career over.

There had been rumours he could even join Villa once again, with Steve Bruce expressing an interest in making that happen.

Either way, it seems Terry is keen to carry on playing, and certainly feels he has it in him.

Of course, finding a club is easier said than done, and it’s clear the defender wants to stay in England with his young family.

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