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(Image) Chelsea legend ends MLS stint after just 31 games and hints at “announcement very soon”

New York City Football Club have confirmed that Frank Lampard will leave following the end of his current contract with the franchise.

Lampard made the switch Stateside in 2014 after spending his entire career in England prior to that, and went on to make 31 appearances for the club and scored 15 goals.

Joining the likes of David Villa and Andrea Pirlo in the ‘Big Apple’, it would undoubtedly have been an enjoyable and memorable stint for the former Chelsea midfielder, and he was quick to praise those around him for making his venture across the Atlantic a successful one.

“As my time at NYCFC comes to an end, I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two years,” he told the club’s official website.

“My teammates have been a pleasure to play alongside. The amazing fans have given me incredible support and backing.

“I have very much enjoyed my time, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city.”

Lampard will be fondly remembered having helped NYCFC to the MLS Playoffs for the first time, but has now hinted that he is ready to embark on the next chapter of his career with an announcement coming soon.

It remains to be seen what the former England international opts to do next, but he certainly made his impression on MLS and is now ready to move on.

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