MLS side linked with Stamford Bridge midfielder.
Los Angeles Galaxy chief Tim Leiweke has confirmed to Sky Sports News his admiration for Frank Lampard.
“I am a fan of Frank’s, I think he is a great player. When I think of Chelsea, I think of Frank Lampard,” Leiweke told Sky Sports News.
“It took us two years to get David here the first time, we are working on the next DP.
“We are going to continue to work on the next DP and there are about half-a-dozen guys we have a good relationship with but first we have to have a lot and we don’t have a slot.
“I am a big fan of his.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
In case you are wondering what Mr Leiweke is referring to by the term ‘DP’ he is referring to the MLS Designated Players programme which allows sides to name three players who are exempt from the usual strict wage structure that underpins the league.
Currently the three players in those roles at the Home Depot Center are David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan so any hope of getting Frank Lampard to move to the LA Galaxy would depend on one of that trio not being at the club.
Given that David Beckham has just signed a new two year deal and that Robbie Keane has only just arrived there may well be scope for Landon Donovan to make way for the Chelsea man, and Donovan is currently on a loan move to Everton so perhaps a permanent move to Goodison Park is a possibility?
Frank Lampard has this term found himself in an unaccustomed position of warming the Blues bench but has used this experience to push him to better form and is now firmly back in Andre Villas-Boas’s first team plan. Thus far this term the 33 year old has scored 11 and laid on five assists 26 matches this term, not a bad return at all.
The arrival of Raul Meireles and Oriol Romeu has added most strength in depth to the Chelsea midfield.
The Chelsea man appears happy to fight for his place in the Stamford Bridge starting line-up and after over a decade at the West London club, and over 500 appearances as well as a trio of Premier League triumphs, it may be too early to be talking about a move Stateside.