Cesc Fabregas has refused to rule out a return to Arsenal at some point in the future, with his current contract at Chelsea running down.The Spanish midfielder began his professional career with the Gunners, with Arsene Wenger having lured him away from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy system.He took in over 300 appearances for Arsenal, including many as captain, before returning to his roots at Camp Nou in 2011. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Fabregas made his way back to England at Stamford Bridge in 2014, allowing him to collect two Premier League titles, but he could swap west for north London at some stage – either as a player or coach.“Of course, Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know,” the 31-year-old told Marca.Fabregas could find himself on the move next summer, as he heads towards free agency, with Serie A giants AC Milan having been heavily linked with an approach for his services.The World Cup winner believes he still has many years at the top left in him, adding: “I feel fine still.“In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea. It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, travelling.“I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season. With my style I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.”Once his playing career comes to a close, Fabregas admits that he is planning to move into management.Quizzed on where he will be in 15 years, he said: “No idea. I am not even thinking about that. You never know and I don’t like to plan ahead. Whenever you do, something else happens.“I am sure that I will study to be a coach and hopefully in 15 years I will be coaching a top club.”In the present, Fabregas will be hoping to play some part in Chelsea’s latest Premier League outing against Burnley.He will start that game on the bench, with Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho having nailed down the midfield berths in Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Liga M3 UKM skipper and trainee teacher Hafizuddin considering unpaid leave to turn professional Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 22:25 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) UKM FC Facebook Liga M3 UKM v Shahzan Muda UKM Having guided UKM to Malaysia Premier League promotion, team captain Hafizudin Sulaiman is willing to do what it takes in order to fulfill his dreams. BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter After helping his side defeat Shahzan Muda in their FAM Cup semi-final clash and win promotion to the 2018 Premier League, UKM FC captain Hafizudin Sulaiman told the press that he is considering turning professional next season.On Sunday, university club UKM defeated Shahzan Muda 1-0 (aggregate 1-0) in their second leg semi-final match at the UKM Mini Stadium, to book a spot in the final and secure promotion to Malaysia’s second tier. They will become the second university side to take part in the M-League, after UiTM FC.The Varsity Boys were made to endure a nervy start in the second leg which dragged into extra-time, but Faidzol Fazreen Shamsudin settled the tie with a headed goal in the 110th minute. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Speaking to the press after the match, the 27-year old said that they could not play well at the beginning because they were too cautious in avoiding conceding an away goal.”Both sides played cautiously in the full 90 minutes, but for UKM it was because we did not want to let in an away goal.”We had to play safe and that meant our tactics did not work. It’s better for us to play defensively than to go on the attack.”And when we were down to 10 men in the extra-time (due to injury and lack of available substitution), I told my teammates to move as a unit. Praise Allah, we got the goal later,” explained Hafizudin.When asked about his future, the trainee teacher said that his sacrifice had been repaid by the promotion, and that he is thinking of taking some time off from his teaching, to play fulltime. According to an earlier report by StadiumAstro, Hafizudin, who is studying at the university to be a teacher, is currently undergoing student teaching at a school in Sekinchan, a town some 130 kilometers away from Bangi, where the university and the team are based, and has to commute almost everyday in order to attend training back at the UKM campus.”My nine-month sacrifice from the beginning of the season, having to commute for about two hours daily, has finally paid dividends. The promotion and final spots are what we’ve always wanted.”Playing at the higher level is what I’ve always dreamt of. I will definitely consider taking an unpaid leave from teaching, in order to fulfill that dream,” remarked Hafizudin.However, the skipper’s job in the third tier is not finished yet. Having booked a place in the final against the other semi-final and promotion winners Sime Darby, Hafizudin will want to lead UKM in capping the brilliant 2017 season with the FAM Cup title. UKM will host the first leg of the final on October 15, while Sime Darby will host the return fixture on October 22.