Ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas has confirmed that he will not be returning to Monaco next season.
The 35-year-old midfielder endured a disappointing season in Ligue 1, playing just twice after a succession of injuries kept him on the sidelines.
And he is keen to turn the page on what he dubbed the "worst year of my life".
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What did Fabregas say?
“It’s been not only 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," Fabregas told So Foot.
"I have suffered a lot this year; it’s been difficult mentally.”
Will he continue his career?
Despite his experience in the principality and injury problems, Fabregas is not yet ready to hang up his boots.
“To be honest, I received a couple of phone calls in the last couple of weeks from former managers to see whether I was open to joining them as a coach," he added.
"But this year has been so bad that I can’t end like this, not after having constructed this career. I want to continue playing.”
“I am open to anything, I just want to enjoy myself. The place doesn’t really matter. I am going to find a new project and see where the future takes me."