Lampard Set to Join New York City

Lampard Set to Join New York City

Former Chelsea and West Ham midfielder, Frank Lampard, has reportedly signed with MLS outfit New York City in a move Stateside following his release from Stamford Bridge. The 36 year old joins the newly formed club, who are also owned by Manchester City, and have also supposedly spoken to Atletico Madrid striker, David Villa.

Villa has confirmed he is departing the newly crowned La Liga champions, and the two players were at Manchester City’s Carrington grounds tying up formalities before they jet off with their respective countries for the FIFA World Cup.

It comes as a surprise to many football fans that Frank Lampard did not close out his career at Chelsea, especially given the fact he was not given an official farewell from the club with whom he is the top scorer for. Having joined in 2001, Lampard has had an illustrious career at The Bridge, but will continue playing in the MLS where players such as David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane have and are currently plying their trade.

Lampard is believed to be taking a huge cut from his £150,000 a week contract, but will receive bonuses when he joins the club.

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