Monaco have made official the news today that they have signed former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal.
The Frenchman left the Camp Nou after six seasons this summer, having failed to agree terms on a new non-playing contract with Barca, out of the desire to continue his playing career.
The 33-year-old, who returned to full fitness last term after a liver transplant, was subsequently linked with a move back to Ligue 1, whilst Sunday indicated that a deal with newly promoted Monaco had been reached.
Today has seen the principality outfit confirm through their official website a one-year deal for Abidal, with an option in place to extend into a second year. Monday will see the club present the player to the media too.
The move is a return to the Stade Louis II outfit for Abidal, on from a two-year stint with the side over a decade ago.
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