Cesc Fabregas has agreed to join Como, an Italian second-tier club, ahead of the new season.
The former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea midfielder, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, has left Monaco and signed a two-year contract with Como.
Fabregas joined Monaco from Chelsea in the hope of having a good time, but instead had a difficult three years in France.
“On an individual level, it’s ending badly, that’s for sure. Every professional wants to play and feel important,” the Spaniard told AFP in May, claiming to have experienced the “worst” season of his long career.
“I still want to play. I don’t want to end like this. The year has been too bad to end like this. I want to have fun, end with good feelings,” he added, saying he wanted to join a club where he “will play, where people believe in me”.
Como, which was founded in 1907, finished 13th in Serie B last season. Como begin their season on Saturday away to Serie A side Spezia in the Italian Cup.