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“Worst year of my life”

FORMER Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will leave Monaco this summer after the ‘worst year of his life’.

Fabregas has made just two league appearances this season but the 35-year-old is not yet ready to hang up his boots.


Cesc Fabregas is expected to leave Monaco this summerCredit: EPA

The World Cup-winning midfielder has confirmed he will leave the Ligue 1 side when his contract expires in June after three and a half years at the club.

He told So Foot: “For sure it’s over between me and Monaco. My contract expires in June and I’m looking to leave. My head needs a start somewhere else.”

And Fabregas confirmed that an injury-ridden season has left him suffering mentally in recent months.

He continued: “It’s not just the worst year of my career, but the worst year of my life because when I’m not happy in football, I can’t be happy in life.

“I suffered a lot this year, it was difficult mentally.”

Nonetheless, the two-time Premier League winner is determined to keep playing for a bit longer.

Despite offers from former managers for coaching roles, Fabregas is desperate not to stop there with this season as the final act.

The Spaniard added: “To be honest, I’ve had a few phone calls over the last two weeks from former managers to see if I’m ready to join them as a coach.


“But this year has been so bad that I can’t end like this, not after building this career. I want to keep playing.”

Fabregas, who has made more than 700 club appearances in his career, doesn’t care too much about where his next club is.

He insisted he just wanted to start enjoying his football again.

Fabregas concluded, “I’m open to anything, I just want to have fun. The location doesn’t really matter. I’ll find a new project and see where the future takes me.”


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