Eric Abidal says he has options after Barcelona contract ended

With Eric Abidal’s career at Barcelona coming to an end this season, he has said himself he has had offers outside of Spain to help rekindle his career after a somewhat turbulent time recently.


A surprising offer that the French full-back has received is the chance to play under his former manager at Barcelona, now taking the reins at Bayern Munchen, Pep Guardiola.  Obviously Abidal wouldn’t be a starter at Bayern, who just won the treble of the German cup, Champions League & Bundesliga, but it could be a shrewd move on Pep’s part, what’s better than a player who has a shed load of international experience and apart of one of the greatest club teams when Pep was in charge of Barca. With only playing competitive matches since April after his rehabilitation from a liver transplant only a year after having a tumour removed from it, unfortunately complications arose and did need the transplant, but thankfully was given the go ahead to return to playing football, if he wished.


Obviously Monaco have tabled their desire to sign him, but as well as the current money in Monaco, it would mean Abidal’s career would become full circle, after signing for Monaco back in the year 2000, so it seems it would a nice book end on his career if he did return to France and play for one of the most anticipated teams going into the new footballing year. Plus, with it being a tax free haven wouldn’t be much of sticking point on Abidal signing, surely. Either way, I think both teams would be doing good business if they signed Abidal, he would only add to either squad and Bayern will need to remain hungry and level headed or the wealth of know how will only aid Bayern in their quest to win everything next season. On the flip side, Monaco need a player who has won trophies, twenty one major trophies and two Champions Leagues in Abidal’s case, to help turn them into winners and help them into building a solid base to expand on. I wish the best for Abidal’s career and I’m sure a lot of other people do too, from your standard football fan right up to his fellow professionals. 


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