Swansea City manager Paul Clement has revealed that he made an attempt to sign Chelsea legend Frank Lampard before he announced his retirement, report the Standard.
The Swans would have undoubtedly benefited greatly from Lampard’s immense Premier League experience as Clement looks to steer his side clear of relegation.
Lampard is one of the most illustrious and decorated players in the history of the Premier League, a competition that he lifted three times during his playing career.
He could have made a shock return to England’s top tier prior to his retirement. The Standard quote Clement who claims that he spoke to Lampard about the possibility of taking him to Swansea: “We had a chat. I think he appreciated that I called him because of our relationship.”
He did, however, add that the move was never close to materialising: “I am not saying it got close in any way, but we had a conversation. It did not go very far, but it would have been nice. It would have been good.”
Lampard had a brief loan spell at Swansea in the 1995/96 campaign. He made nine appearances and scored one goal. The Swansea faithful will undoubtedly be disappointed he wasn’t able to pull on the shirt once more.