Found June 27, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
PLAYERS: Eric Abidal
Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal retains hope of re-joining Monaco and admits playing in Ligue 1 is his priority. The French defender, who fought back from liver cancer and a subsequent transplant to play again, left the Catalans this summer after they opted against offering him a new contract. The 33-year-old believes any worries concerning his health are unfounded, insisting he is fine to play at a top level. The free agent would love to re-join Monaco, whom he left back in 2002, but failing that, he would like to play for another Ligue 1 side amid interest from MLS outfit New York Red Bulls. Abidal told radio station RTL: "I met the sport director (of Monaco), and everyone is worried. "But everything is fine, I can do sport, but on contracts there are a lot of clauses. "It will all depend on AS Monaco, even if it is my priority. I am optimistic for Monaco, but time is passing by and I have doubt, I would like things to accelerate. "Coming back to Ligue 1 is my priority. I had contact with Claude Puel at Nice but also with New York Red Bulls."
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Former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal retains hope of re-joining Monaco and admits playing in Ligue 1 is his priority. The French defender, who fought back from liver cancer and a subsequent transplant to play again, left the Catalans this summer after they opted against offering him a new contract. The 33-year-old believes any worries concerning his health are unfounded, insisting...
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