July 22, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; Chelsea FC midfielder Frank Lampard (8) takes a penalty kick during the first half against Paris St. Germain at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Lampard Set To Join Melbourne City FC

Frank Lampard appears set to join Sheikh Mansour’s A-League club Melbourne City FC until next spring ahead of his move to Manchester City’s MLS club, New York City FC.

The Manchester City owned New York City FC is new to the MLS and will only begin play in the MLS next spring. Therefore, they are forced to send their players out on loan ahead of their inaugural season. David Villa has already joined Melbourne City FC following his signing for NYCFC and Lampard is going to join the Spaniard in Australia.

Frank Lampard, a long serving Chelsea player confirmed his departure from the club last month. He is Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer, surpassing fellow Chelsea legend Bobby Tambling’s previous 202 goals. As the season and Lampard’s contract drew to a close, his future at the club was far from certain. Finally, he was released from the club and he signed for New York City FC as a free agent following David Villa signing for the club.

Lampard will be joining former Chelsea teammate, Damien Duff who has already signed for the club on a one-year deal. Lampard has also spoken to Chelsea Australian goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer about Melbourne following his move to the club formerly known as Melbourne Hearts. “There is huge potential in the game in Australia and it would be unbelievable if he went to Australia. I said to him that he would love living there. It’s a great place to live.”

“I said to him that he would love living there. It’s a great place to live.” – Mark Schwarzer

As a Chelsea fan, I have since recovered emotionally from losing a Chelsea legend in Frank Lampard. He  made 648 for Chelsea, scoring 211 times in all competitions. Frank Lampard was my favorite player for the majority of my life and I will continue to keep an eye on him for the remainder of his career.

 

 

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