Striker not bothered by the midfielder’s controversial late arrival.
Former Barcelona star and New York City FC striker David Villa has insisted that neither he nor the club have a problem with the late arrival of veteran midfielder Frank Lampard teaming up in the MLS.
The Chelsea legend left Stamford Bridge last summer and was seemingly on his way to Major League Soccer after reportedly signing a deal with NYCFC – however, the 36-year-old joined the team’s parent club instead, Manchester City, on loan for six-months instead.
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The loan deal turned into a season-long move, and Lampard only officially signed a contract with New York City in January. Nevertheless, Villa isn’t concerned by the controversy, and is excited at the prospect of the retired England international teaming up in the summer and improving the current side:
“It would have been great if he was here now, but obviously for the football club the best thing is for him to stay in Manchester,” Villa was quoted by The Sun.
“We are only going to be focused to work hard so that when he joins in July, we can be a team that is really good and he can only improve us.”