John Terry will not be in Spartak

John Terry will not be in Spartak

The former defender of London Chelsea and the national team of England John Terry will not move Spartak Moscow. The footballer told about it on his Instagram page, having thanked the club and supporters.

The number twenty six of Chelsea and currently Aston Villa John Terry refused to move to the Russian Premier League ex-champions camp.

“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 rest of 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 this is not the right move for ourselves at this time.”

The game in the Russian championship is not distinguished with speed or boldness of managers’ tactical decisions. Therefore John Terry there would have enough strength to gain a foothold in the Red-and-Whites squad even despite the age. The 37-year old defender throughout his career has not been known for his high-speed qualities which often led to mistakes for the national team and the club. The fullback’s transfer to Moscow would bring Massimo Carrera’s team only experience for the present defensive players and popularization among fans.

The transfer could have been perceived as an answer to Lokomotiv Moscow, which signed Benedict Howedes this summer or Zenit, who signed Claudio Marchisio. Whereas the men from Moscow would not see a significant improvement in game.

The former striker of Spartak Roman Pavlyuchenko expressed his thoughts regarding the failed transfer in a harsh manner, having called the information about the defender a joke,

“Of course, Terry would have helped Spartak, he is an experienced player, who has played in England. But to be honest, I didn’t believe that from the start. It was a joke and a PR move.”

Spartak this season have had six matches in the domestic championship of which thy won four times and had a draw twice.During this time, the Red-and-Whites conceded only one goal, which says about the sufficient level of defenders to fight for the championship in the RPL.