Cesc Fabregas has confirmed he will leave Monaco when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Speaking to French outlet So Foot, Fabregas said: “It’s sure that it’s over between Monaco. My contract expires next June, and I’m looking for a fresh start. My head needs a fresh start elsewhere.
“It’s the worst year not only in my career, but also in my life, because when I’m not happy in football, I’m not happy in my life. I suffered a lot this year, and it was hard mentally. You just have to stay strong.
“But sometimes things happen for a reason. I’m grateful that it happened at 35 rather than 25 when I was at the height of my career.
“So if you look at it that way – 19 years, almost 900 games, winning almost everything – it could have been worse.”