Could Frank Lampard move back to Upton Park from Stamford Bridge?
FRANK Lampard could end his career back at his first club West Ham.
Unhappy at a lack of opportunities at Chelsea under Andre Villas Boas, Lampard, 33, is poised to move in the summer if things do not improve.
A return to West Ham, who he left in 2001, depends on them winning promotion to the Premier League but Lampard would take a pay-cut.
SOURCE: Daily Express
Frank Lampard clearly has West Ham heritage, but whilst he is publicly unhappy at the amount of playing time he has received at Chelsea this season, a transfer away is a different matter.
Indeed, the impression one gets from Lampard’s comments is that he still feels he can do a job at the highest level.
That means UEFA Champions League matches as well as internationally with England, and West Ham’s reported bid could not offer either of those things – even if they were promoted to the Premier League.
Lampard’s future at Chelsea will depend on just how unhappy he is.
At the age of 33 the amount of football he plays is naturally going to decrease, and Andre Villas-Boas is managing his playing time similarly to how Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes only play selected matches in the latter stage of their Manchester United careers.
Will Frank Lampard still be at Chelsea next season?