Lampard leaves the door open to an extended Etihad Stadium stay after three goals in a week for the club.
Midfielder Frank Lampard has left the door very much open to the possibility of extending his loan spell at Manchester City, report the Mirror, after the former Chelsea star netted three goals in a week for the club, including a dramatic equaliser against his former club last weekend.
Lampard also netted twice during the emphatic 7-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup during midweek, continuing to show that he has something to offer to City beyond the new year – particularly as Yaya Toure is set to miss a month as he will be heading to the African Cup of Nations in Morocco with the Ivory Coast.
The initial loan spell was arranged so that Lampard would be able to return to the USA in time to start training with his new club, New York City FC as they prepare for the new MLS season – but there is the possibility that this could be worked around, particularly due to the ties between City and their sister club in New York.
Lampard refused to rule out an extended stay at the Etihad Stadium and indicated that it’d be a decision for the powers that be at both clubs:
“That argument has come up since I scored at the weekend. I think the important thing for me is to train well, play well if I can, and then see what happens.”
“I signed on here until January, so that’s all I can say at the minute. I honestly don’t know. I’ll train and play as well as I can and the rest is up to the club.”
One interesting narrative if Lampard did extend his stay at City would be that it may mean that he was still at the club for City’s trip to Stamford Bridge next February, setting up another potentially explosive reunion with the club where Lampard is still a legend.