Chelsea star to replace David Beckham in the United States.
Frank Lampard is set to confirmed as a Los Angeles Galaxy player after agreeing terms to replace David Beckham at the MLS champions, the London Evening Standard report.
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Midfielder Lampard is to leave Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer when his current contract expires after not being offered new terms at Stamford Bridge. And the speculation about the England international’s future looks set to be ended when he unveiled as an LA Galaxy signing.
LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed that an announcement on the franchise’s new designated player to replace Beckham, who left the club in November after three years in the United States, is forthcoming with Lampard expected to be the man on a £4million a-year deal.
Arena said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if over the next week or so, we’re going to have some kind of decision we’re going to make with a Designated Player.” Asked specifically about Lampard, he added: “We wouldn’t rule that out. It’s always a possibility.”
The 34-year-old Lampard will remain at Stamford Bridge for the remainder of the season before linking up with the MLS side, where his team-mates will include former Chelsea team-mate Carlo Cudicini and ex-Tottenham striker Robbie Keane.