Up to today, it seemed as if John Terry was prepared to return to the scene of the drenching of his deepest nightmare. Terry has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa in the summer, and reports this week suggested that he was on the verge of signing a year-long contract with Spartak Moscow. The contract was reportedly due £3 million net.
Spartak were definitely interested, and are facing a defensive crisis owing to injury. Unfortunately, Terry's move to Russia is not happening after all, as the defender elucidated via his Instagram story, a platform he usually reserves for explaining the technical issues he has with his TV.
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 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 that this is not the right move for us to make at this time. Good luck Spartak.
Terry has no plans to retire just yet, so it will be interesting to see where he pops up next...