The former star of Chelsea and England, John Terry, has rejected the possibility of giving a stroke of luck to the Russian club Spartak in Moscow. It was reported that Terry was about to sign for Spartak after being taken on a private plane to Rome on Friday to receive a medical examination. It is believed that the 37-year-old defender received a salary in the region of 3 million pounds ($ 3.9 million) for a one-year contract.
Spartak seemed certain to secure the high profile firm, announcing on social media that they were preparing for "a very important guest."
But after weighing the change with his family, Terry, who has two children with his wife Toni, chose not to make the switch to Moscow.
"After thinking about it a lot, I decided to reject 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 in his official account. Instagram
"They are an ambitious club and I am very impressed with their professionalism.
"But after evaluating this movement with my family, we decided that this is not the right move for us at the moment, good luck Spartak."
Terry spent last season with the Aston Villa team of the championship, but left after they could not win the promotion to the Premier League.
After Villa's final loss to Fulham, Terry had considered retiring, but on Saturday he told the Daily Mail that he wants to keep playing as long as possible.
Terry was one of Chelsea's most decorated players, winning five Premier Leagues, five FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League during his Stamford Bridge stint.
He also won 78 internationals with England and was captain of his country on numerous occasions before the bracelet was removed after the Football Association ruled that he had sexually abused Anton Ferdinand of QPR.