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John Terry’s move to Spartak Moscow falls through

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Not the right time, according to the legend

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For a while it seemed all but certain that Chelsea legend, John Terry, will move to Spartak Moscow with transfer oracle, Gianluca Di Marzio, even posting a video of him in Rome after taking his medical.

Then, complications arose as reports started coming out which made us think that this move maybe isn’t as in the bag as was previously thought, with Russian sources saying that Terry wanted bigger wages while English media’s thoughts on the matters were that Terry had reservations about moving his family to Russia.

Today, this saga has finally come to an end as Terry himself has announced that he will, in fact, not be moving to the Russian club and has declined the contract offer after, “considerable thought” stating that this isn’t the best move for his family at this time.

Considering how John has spent his entire playing career in England, moving now and putting his family through such upheaval so late in his career, that also for the Russian League, never seemed like the kind of a thing that Terry would do. At the end of the day, some things do matter more than money and family is definitely one of them.

Good luck in your future endeavors, John, wherever they may be.