Frank Lampard to sign for Manchester City on a 6-month loan
It’s one of those transfer moves that barely anyone could have see it coming. Former Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard has recently signed for New York City in the United States, but due to the club’s inability to compete until 2015, the 36-year old decided he needed to go somewhere else in order to keep active during that time.
Nothing that surprising with that, but it all changed when Frank Lampard started getting linked with one of Chelsea‘s rivals in the Barclays Premier League, the current champions Manchester City. According to several sources within the English press, the former Chelsea captain is set join the Citizens on a 6-month loan starting in September and return to the United States somewhere between January and March, just in time to kickoff with New York City‘s pre-season.
However, it does seem logical to question if Lampard has really chosen Manchester City as his short-term destination in hopes of earning some valuable playing minutes. As we know, City has one of the most talented squads when it comes to depth and their midfield isn’t exactly lacking quality options.
If one of the reasons why Lampard decided to leave Chelsea in the first place was because he wasn’t playing as much as he would like, then why would he now go on a second spell with another team in the Barclays Premier League where he’ll probably face an even tougher competition to get a starting spot?
In any case, this loan deal is not confirmed yet. Manchester City are currently going through the last days of their US tour and they’re set to take on Olympiacos later on tonight.