Ex-Chelsea man and current Manchester City loanee from New York City Frank Lampard could extend his stay beyond January, according to reports.
Speaking at a news conference, ESPN report that Manuel Pellegrini had this to say:
“Frank will stay until January because until January he doesn’t have anything to do in the United States because they are not working. In January, we will see what happens here and make a decision.”
So no confirmation of any deal being struck with City yet but following Lampard’s goal against his former club the 36-year-old may well have proved he could have one more full season of Premier League action left in his legs.
ESPN also alludes to the fact that Yaya Touré will likely be leaving for the African Nations Cup to play for Ivory Coast in January, which will keep him sidelined until the 8th of February. This leaves a void to fill or at least the need for more midfield cover for the likes of Fernando and Fernadinho.
Lampard’s ability to score goals from midfield has been well documented and it is something that Toure brings to the team in abundance, proved in his 20 league goals last season. Missing these goals for all of January may be a reason why the Manchester giants would hold onto the former Chelsea man.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.
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