Frank Lampard is on loan from New York City…
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that Chelsea legend Frank Lampard’s future at the club will be decided in the next few days, reports the Guardian.
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The Chilean has also said that he doesn’t think that the former England international’s parent club New York City would be unhappy if he were to stay at the Etihad for a while longer. He has been on loan there since the summer, after joining the future MLS side in the same transfer window once he left Chelsea.
The two clubs are apparently in long conversations over the 36-year-old’s future, and with the American side a sister club of the Sky Blues negotiations are probably be far easier than they would be otherwise.
When asked about the former Stamford Bridge man’s future and whether NYC may be unhappy if he stays, the 61-year-old said, “I don’t think so. That is why we have long conversations with all of them. I hope Frank’s situation will be resolved in the next days. I said in the beginning it will be during December we are going to have the last decision. I repeat Frank is very important for our team so I hope he will stay here.”
Pellegrini wants the midfielder to stay as fellow centre-mid Yaya Toure will potentially miss the next two months because of the African Cup of Nations. If Lampard does not stay then City may need to strengthen the area for at least the short term in the January transfer window.