TRANSFER agent Marco Trabucchi has claimed that John Terry’s daughter warned him of POLAR BEARS roaming the streets in Russia as the Chelsea legend pondered moving to Spartak Moscow.
In the summer of 2018, the England defender was given the chance to continue his career after a year at Championship side Aston Villa.
John Terry confirmed at the time that family reasons were behind his decision to stay in EnglandCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Terry eventually turned down the £1.8million contract despite taking a medical in Rome.
At the time, he cited not wanting to move wife Toni and their two children when rejecting Moscow – and one curious incident has been revealed by Italian agent Trabucchi.
He told YouTube show Comment Stop, via RT: “The headteacher of the school called John.
“They said that his daughter was falling to the floor, roaring that dad was leaving for Moscow.
“[She was saying] there were polar bears walking down the street and he would never return.”
Taking to Instagram to announce his decision to snub Spartak, Terry stated he was ‘very impressed with their professionalism’ and ‘ambition’.
And the former Chelsea skipper even showed up in Moscow to take in a game, a month after rejecting the chance to play for them.
Soon after, he officially ended his playing career and joined the coaching staff at Villa.
The Blues hero even attended a medical before snubbing Spartak MoscowCredit: Di Marzio
And Trabucchi, who has previously worked with Spartak on several deals, admits that it was always something of a long shot to sign the centre-back.
He added: “We tried to convince Terry. I talked to him. He explained his decision. His priority was to stay with his family.
“He wanted to move but his family refused, so he stayed. We must respect his choice.
“Unfortunately our key central defender Gigot got injured. We don’t think it would be wise to sign a young player or someone not reliable enough.
“We were too much into this Terry thing. We thought we could convince him. It is all in the past now.”
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