Stamford Bridge midfielder linked with MLS switch.
LA Galaxy back for Lampard as Chelsea star told to join up with Beckham
LA Galaxy are ready to make a fresh move to prise Frank Lampard away from Chelsea and make him a team-mate of David Beckham in the USA’s Major League Soccer.
The club believe they can put together an offer that can make it worth Lampard’s while to move to the USA, even though the midfield player has one year left on a £130,000-a-week Chelsea contract and is due a substantial loyalty bonus if he completes the final year of his deal.
Leaving Chelsea would clearly be a wrench for Lampard, 34, who has become an iconic player at the club since moving there in 2001. He has won the Champions League, three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and two League Cups in the club’s most successful era.
But last season Lampard had to accept that he would not always be first choice in the starting XI and Roberto Di Matteo, made permanent manager last month, is expected to continue the team’s rejuvenation.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Perhaps this summer is the right time for Frank Lampard to consider a move to the MLS? Having seen fellow long term Blues star Didier Drogba move on and having captured the previously elusive Champions League triumph the England veteran may feel he has achieved all he can at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo has youngster Eden Hazard to call upon, seen as a long term successor to the 34 year old and therefore Lampard may find himself taking a back-seat this coming season and the allure of a move to LA Galaxy could well be tempting for the midfielder.
David Beckham and Robbie Keane are already at the The Home Depot Center club and after 12 seasons and over 500 appearances for the Blues a move Stateside may be the right thing for the former West Ham man to consider at this stage of his glittering career.