Official | Cesc Fàbregas leaves Monaco

Monaco have this morning announced the departure of midfielder Cesc Fàbregas, with the World Cup winner leaving the Principality at the end of his deal after three and a half years at the club.

The 35-year-old will have played a total of 68 games for the club, scoring four goals and notching nine assists in that time. He notably led a famous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in November of 2020, coming on at half time with the team 2-0 down before assisting Kevin Volland’s equaliser and then scoring the winner from the spot.

The former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea man then helped Monaco to a third-place finish last season. Fitness issues have been an overriding issue in the last year of his time at the club, having only made 2 appearances this season.

A hamstring injury kept him out of the entirety of the first half of the season, before Covid-19 and an ankle issue picked up playing for the reserves also impacted him in the latter part of the campaign.

The Catalan had indicated in a recent interview that he did not intend to retire just yet, and that he had a few contacts with other teams but that the “level of the club might have to go down”.

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