John Terry to join Spartak Moscow

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"I loved my time at Aston Villa".

John Terry is set for a sensational return to professional football, with the 37-year-old set to join Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow.

However, it seems the five-time Premier League victor is not ready to hang up his boots just yet and, should the deal go through, he would become the first England worldwide to don the club colours and would join the likes of Luiz Adriano and Denis Glushakov at the Otkritie Arena.

Former Aston Villa defender John Terry is reportedly set to undergo a medical with Spartak Moscow.

Spartak are now managed by Massimo Carrera, who was Conte's assistant at Juventus and with the Italian national team.

But Terry told the Daily Mail on Saturday that he was keen to keep playing as long as possible.

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And according to the Telegraph, Terry's former manager at Chelsea, Antonio Conte, has played a key role in the transfer.

Despite starting just nine Premier League games under Conte, Terry, who lost his place in the side once the Italian switched to his favoured 3-4-3 formation, shared a close relationship with the now former Chelsea head coach.

The newspaper reports that Carrera sought Conte's opinion of Terry and, after consultation, made a decision to sanction a move for the Chelsea legend.

There is also thought to be an option for a second year. '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 am in the best condition I have been in for the last eight to 10 years of my career", Terry said.

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