Tearful farewell from Barca’s Eric Abidal

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Eric Abidal’s emotional farewell yesterday

It was an emotional farewell yesterday as Eric Abidal said goodbye to Barca and his fans. The news comes weeks after Eric made a first appearance on the field after undergoing a liver transplant just over a year ago.

Abidal has been offered a post by Barcelona overseeing the club’s international academies but the Frenchman is convinced he has more gas in his tank and would rather hang up his boots at a later date.

Abidal is convinced that he still has a lot to offer another team and would like to continue playing. he has made a remarkable recovery and while many an athlete would rather take it easier, the Frenchman is on the lookout for another team.

The Frenchman said:

“I’d have loved to have stayed here but I have to accept the club’s decision (of not tabling a new a contract).
“My idea is to keep playing and I have not changed my mind, health permitting.”

The Catalan club has been very supportive of Eric Abidal during this time and one can fully understand the club’s predicament of not wanting to renew his contract. In 2011 Abidal had a tumour removed and after, in April 2012, underwent surgery for a liver transplant. It’s a terrific feat for the player but Barcelona do not want to take risks with him on the pitch.

Eric Abidal added:

“I have played here for six years, and it’s been the biggest experience of my life. I had two aims — to fight to be able to see my two daughters grow up and to play again.

“I want to thank all the fans of the club who have supported me and have been looking after me.

“The team is my second family. We have gone through a lot together and I’ll remember this forever.

“I’m going, but I’ll be sure to return. I want to thank all the fans of the club who have supported me and have been looking after me.”

We wish the player all the best for the future and we are sure he will find his place in another team.

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