Frank Lampard is moving to another clubBy Bobricky 07:28 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 Comments
Frank Lampard turns 36 during the World Cup and is still
looking likely to find himself without a club come the
conclusion of the tournament in Brazil.
The England international confirmed he is to leave
Chelsea on Monday via an official statement, which read:
"This club has become part of my life. Whatever the
next challenge I will always be among you and have
Chelsea in my heart.
"The club will move forward and as a Chelsea man I have
no doubt that with the quality of the players that are
there, they will continue with the success that we have
all enjoyed over the past seasons. Thank you for the
memories and keep making history!"
Lampard was linked with a move to QPR following the
R's promotion to the Premier League after playing under
Harry Redknapp while at West Ham, but the London club
have dismissed talk of him joining.
Rumours continue to mount that Chelsea's all-time top
scorer is heading for a move to new Major League
Soccer outfit New York City FC, with Spain star David
Villa becoming their first signing on Monday.
The club, though, will not join the MLS officially until
next season, which starts in March 2015, so a short-term
move to keep up Lampard's fitness has also been
mooted - with Manchester City linked.
Lampard has impressed on the international stage for
England, scoring 29 goals in 103 appearances, but has
never registered at the World Cup finals in nine games.
With England being drawn against Italy, Uruguay and
Costa Rica in Group D, Roy Hodgson will look to Lampard
- who is the second-highest caps holder in the squad
behind captain Steven Gerrard - for his experience
amongst a youthful 23.
Impressing in Brazil could see clubs around Europe -
with money to spend - be tempted into recruiting
Lampard, or he could look to wind down his career in the
less taxing environment of the MLS.
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