John Terry close to joining Spartak Moscow

September 8, 2018
By: Daniel Orme

Former Chelsea defender John Terry is reportedly set to join Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow, according to Sky in Italy.

The 37-year-old is apparently set to pen a one-year contract with the club following the expiry of his deal with Aston Villa at the end of last season. The report continues by stating that Terry had a medical with Spartak in Rome on Saturday, and has now bagged a contract.

Having started his career with boyhood club Chelsea over 20 years ago, the former England international made 717 appearances for the Blues, scoring 67 goals. He also captained the club to numerous trophies including five Premier League titles, five FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Europa League and Champions League crown. He also made 78 appearances for the England national team as he travelled to two World Cups and two European Championships with the Three Lions.

Terry was unable to earn promotion with Villa in his solitary season in the West Midlands. Despite reaching the Championship playoff final, Steve Bruce’s men lost 1-0 to Fulham.

The defender’s reported new employers Spartak currently sit second in the Russian Premier League behind Zenit St Petersburg. They are currently at 13/8 to win the league with bookmakers Paddy Power.

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