8th September, 2018
From all indications, the former Chelsea captain John Terry might just be heading to Spartak Moscow very soon. Reports reaching our News Desk have it that the 37-year-old is set to join the Russian top club.
The player himself claims that he feels fitter than he has for much of the last decade indicating that he is still very much strong enough to play top-flight football.
The former Blues’ skipper was part of the Aston Villa squad that suffered defeat in the Championship play-off final to Fulham at the end of last season. He has since been without a club.
Terry had been tipped to make a return to the Villa Park and admits he has “unfinished business” at the club, but the latest reports suggest he has travelled to Russia to undergo a medical with Spartak.
He insists that he is still hungry for more success and has no concerns about his fitness, just three months away from his 38th birthday.
He had the following to say to the press:
“I loved my time at Aston Villa. I am still devastated that we didn’t go up,” he told the Daily Mail. “The manager, players and supporters were incredible with me but I hate losing and I feel there is unfinished business there.
“Steve Bruce is a great man and with the backing of the new owners, Steve will hopefully get the club back into the Premier League.
“Don’t get me wrong, if I don’t play again I am content with what has been an unbelievable career, but I’m still hungry to go and play if everything around it is right. If it’s right for me and my family.
“I am in the best condition I have been in for the last eight to 10 years of my career. I’ve had a brilliant summer, the first time in 20 years I have been able to get away like that with my family during the school holidays. I was away so much last year because I was fully committed to giving everything to Aston Villa, but now I am fully recharged.”
Spartak Moscow finished third in Russia’s top flight last season and will therefore be competing in the 2018-19 Europa League. Latest reports have it that John Terry will be signing a one-year contract with the Russian team in a deal worth about £3m.