Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas will leave AS Monaco after three-and-a-half years (Picture: Getty)

AS Monaco have confirmed that former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas will leave the club at the end of the month.

The Spaniard moved to the French side in 2019 after falling out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge.

However, he has struggled with injuries and made just two appearances in Ligue 1 last season.

On Saturday morning, Monaco announced that the 35-year-old will be departing upon the expiry of his contract.

A statement said: ‘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.’ 

In three-and-a-half years at Monaco, Fabregas made 68 appearances and scored four goals.

Last month, he told French media that he does not wish to retire despite his recent fitness issues.

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas won two Premier League titles with Chelsea in 2015 and 2017 (Picture: Getty)

The midfielder is highly regarded in England after strong spells at the Emirates and Stamford Bridge.

He has played 350 matches in the Premier League, winning two titles with Chelsea in 2015 and 2017.

Meanwhile, a three year stint at Barcelona between 2011 and 2014 saw him lift La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

Speaking to So Foot, he said: ‘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’t finish on that. Not after building this career. I want to keep playing. I’m grateful for the career I’ve had, but I don’t feel like it’s over.

‘I’m open to anything, I just want to have fun. 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 don’t feel any different when it comes to passion for the game.’ 

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