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10th Sep 2018

John Terry will reportedly earn £3m at his new club

Simon Lloyd

John Terry is believed to be on the brink of a surprise move to Russia

Terry, who spent last season playing in the Championship with Aston Villa, is believed to be close to completing a switch to Spartak Moscow after reportedly undergoing a medical on Saturday and agreeing personal terms with Russian Premier League side.

According to The Mirror, the Chelsea legend will sign a one-year deal with Spartak which will earn him £3m.

The 37-year-old left Villa following their Play-off final defeat to Fulham at the end of last season having previously appeared to talk up the chances of him staying at Villa Park if they were promoted back to the Premier League.

Despite being linked with a reunion with former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard at Derby County, Terry now looks set for Russia.

The former England captain is currently using Chelsea’s training facilities, presumably to help with his fitness ahead of the move being confirmed.

If Terry does join Spartak, he will face former England teammate Steven Gerrard in this season’s Europa League. Gerrard’s Rangers team will be in the same group as the Russian club for the group stages of this competition, meaning Terry could be back on British soil for the game between the two clubs at Ibrox on October 25.

Chelsea are also in the Europa League this season, meaning it’s possible Terry may face the club at which he spent almost two decades in the knock-out stages.