Cesc Fabregas will LEAVE Monaco at the end of the month after an injury-hit final season – as ex-Arsenal and Chelsea star looks to continue playing career after admitting the ‘level’ of his next club ‘might have to go down’
- AS Monaco have confirmed midfielder Cesc Fabregas will leave the Ligue 1 side
- The Spaniard has spent three-and-a-half years in France after joining in 2019
- The former Arsenal and Chelsea star has struggled with injuries since arriving
Monaco have confirmed that midfielder Cesc Fabregas will leave at the end of the month when his contract expires.
The Spaniard joined the French outfit from Premier League side Chelsea in January 2019 but has struggled with injuries this season at the Stade Louis II.
Hamstring and ankle issues as well as a bout of coronavirus have contributed to the former Arsenal and Barcelona star making just two league appearances and playing in one Europa League game in 2021-22.
Monaco have confirmed that midfielder Cesc Fabregas will leave at the end of the month
The Spanish midfielder has played just two Ligue 1 games this season due to injuries and Covid
The club have now confirmed that the 35-year-old will depart the club after three-and-a-half years.
The club posted: ‘The midfielder with more than 830 career games, whose contract is coming to an end, leaves the Principality club three and a half years after his arrival.’
There has been speculation this season that he could announce his retirement, but the 2010 World Cup winner previously denied those reports, and that he had a few contacts with other teams but that the ‘level of the club might have to go down’.
The club posted a statement on midfielder Fabregas departing at the end of his contract
Although in another interview last month the Catalan revealed that he would leave Monaco at the end of the season.
Speaking to So Foot, Fabregas confirmed he does not want to end his playing career like this because ‘this year has been so bad’, despite claiming he has already been called by his former bosses to see if he wants to join their coaching staff.
Asked if he could stay put at his current club, Fabregas said: ‘No, it’s sure that it’s between Monaco and me.
The 2010 World Cup winner has denied speculation that will retire after leaving Monaco
‘My contract expires next June, and I’m looking for a fresh start. My head needs a fresh start elsewhere.
‘To be honest, I’ve already had two or three phone calls in the past two weeks from some of my former coaches to find out what I wanted to do, to see if I wanted to join them this summer as a coach.
‘But this year has been so bad that I can not finish on that. Not after building this career. I want to keep playing. I’m grateful for the career I’ve had, but I do not feel like it’s over. ‘
Fabregas has played in three of the five major European leagues during his career, but said he is ‘open to anything’, as long as he feels mentally right at any prospective new club.
‘I’m open to anything, I just want to have fun,’ Fabregas added.
Fabregas won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as LaLiga with Barcelona
‘The place doesn’t really matter, it’s more my head that counts.
‘When I’m fit I feel really good, when I’m training with my team-mates I do not feel any different when it comes to passion for the game.’
Fabregas has made more than 800 appearances during his professional club career, scoring 125 goals, while netting on 15 occasions in 110 games for his country.
He has won two Premier League titles with Chelsea and as many FA Cups – split between Arsenal and the Blues – as well as the Spanish title with Barcelona in 2012-13 and the Copa del Rey the season before.