Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to extend Frank Lampard’s City stay.
Frank Lampard’s prospective move to Major League Soccer expansion club New York City FC now looks as though it may never actually come to fruition, with the Daily Star reporting that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is now desperate to see the former England midfielder’s spell at the Etihad Stadium extended until 2016.
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The situation with Lampard has attracted anger from supporters and officials of the new MLS club, who were expecting Lampard to be available to kick off the new season with New York City FC – but his loan deal at the Etihad Stadium was recently extended until the end of the current season on account of his fine form with City.
Lampard is said to be enjoying his spell with City, having been taken out of the intense spotlight that he was under at Chelsea on account of being a club legend, and the fact that he would have to take a pay cut from his £190,000 per week wages in New York is not thought to be an issue.
Any attempt to further extend Lampard’s spell in Manchester is sure to further infuriate the MLS club and its new supporters, however, as they look to build a fanbase and reputation as a new football club.