TRANSFER agent Marco Trabucchi has claimed John Terry’s daughter warned him about POLAR BEARS roaming the streets of Russia as the Chelsea legend mooted a move to Spartak Moscow.
In the summer of 2018, the England defender was given the chance to continue his career after a year at champions club Aston Villa.
Terry eventually turned down the £1.8million deal despite seeking medical advice in Rome.
At the time, he quoted saying he didn’t want to move Ms. Toni and their two children when he turned down Moscow – and a curious incident was uncovered by Italian agent Trabucchi.
He told YouTube show Comment Stop via RT: “The headmaster named John.
“They said that his daughter fell to the ground and yelled that dad was leaving for Moscow.
“[She was saying] Polar bears ran down the road and he would never return.”
Terry took to Instagram to announce his decision to snub Spartak, saying he was “very impressed with their professionalism” and “ambition”.
And the former Chelsea skipper even showed up in Moscow to watch a game a month after turning down a chance to play for them.
Shortly thereafter, he officially ended his playing career and joined Villa’s coaching staff.
And Trabucchi, who has previously worked with Spartak on several deals, admits it’s always been a long road to signing the centre-back.
He added: “We tried to convince Terry. I talked to him. He explained his decision. His priority was staying with his family.
“He wanted to move but his family refused, so he stayed. We have to respect his decision.
“Unfortunately, our important central defender Gigot got injured. We don’t think it’s wise to sign a young player or someone who isn’t reliable enough.
“We were too involved in this Terry thing. We thought we could convince him.
Daughter of Chelsea legend John Terry ‘warned him POLAR BEARS roam Russian streets’ and halted Spartak Moscow transfer – The US Sun