Cesc Fabregas and Vito Mannone have both left Monaco at the end of their contracts and are now free agents.

a picture of Vito Mannone holding an AS Monaco shirt in front of the AS Monaco badge on the wall behind him
Vito Mannone (via AS Monaco)

Now 35, Cesc Fabregas is without a club but has no plans to retire from playing after leaving Monaco on a free transfer.

Calling the last 12 months the ‘worst year of my life’, Fabregas was plagued by injury problems throughout 21/22 and was expected to leave this summer when his contract expired after three-and-a-half years in Lique 1 where he made 68 appearances, scoring four and assisting nine.

What was intriguing about Fabregas’s comments when he confirmed he would be leaving Monaco this summer was his admission that former managers had been in touch with him to see if he would be open to joining them as a coach.

“But this year has been so bad that I can’t end like this,” Fabregas said, “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.”

As for Vito Mannone, he’s now 34 and on the lookout for another club after joining Monaco from Reading in 2020.

He made just 11 appearances for them, although most of those came in his first season.

Mannone conceded 16 and kept just three cleansheets.