Q.P.R. boss warns against making ‘big mistake’
Recently appointed QPR manager, Harry Redknapp has sent Chelsea a New Year’s warning over Frank Lampard’s contract, reports The Express.
The former Spurs boss, at one point seen as a shoe-in for the England position before being overlooked by Roy Hodgson, has warned Chelsea they would be making ‘a big mistake’ by letting him go. The former Hammers midfielder has yet to sign a new deal, with his contract set to expire this summer. If Chelsea choose not to renew his contract, it appears Lampard will have no shortage of suitors, with rumours linking the player to free-spending PSG, New York Red Bulls, AC Milan and even Manchester United in recent weeks.
Speaking before his side’s short journey across London to face the Blues, Redknapp said ‘He is still a top, top player. Where can you get a goal-scoring midfielder like Frank these days? I don’t think they can upgrade from Frank. You’ll not find anywhere a better attacking midfield player who will score more goals’.
The England midfielder scored twice in Chelsea’s last game against Everton and showed flashes of his former best as he helped his side secure a 2-1 victory. Redknapp will be hoping Lampard, his nephew, has an off-day. Chelsea have won 10 of the 11 games he’s played this season, with the other being a draw. At the same time, they’ve won just one of the eight games where Lampard has been absent.
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