Speculation regarding Frank Lampard’s future as a Chelsea player has been up in the air for a few weeks now, and its widely expected that the Blue’s legend who has amassed over 500 appearances for the club, will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Lampard has to be the best goalscoring midfielder the Premier League has ever seen, in 571 games, he has scored 192 goals and made 130 assists for others, and in Chelsea’s 2009-10 title-winning season he finished with a remarkable 26 goals and 20 assists in 50 games, by the high standards of the Premier League, that is incredible.
Lampard is now 34, and he’ll be 35 in the summer so he isn’t getting any younger, but surely he’s the perfect replacement to bring in for someone like Paul Scholes or Ryan Giggs? Who are both knocking on the door of the 40-year old mark. We need senior players like this in the dressing room and having someone of Frank’s capabilities would be perfect.
Many fans don’t want him at the club purely because he played for Chelsea which I can fully understand, but as a player, Frank is right up there amongst the best midfielders in the country right now. For whatever reason Chelsea are limiting the number of appearances the England international is making this season, and in 17 games (some of which have been substitute appearances) Lampard has 7 goals and 2 assists to his name which isn’t a bad record.
I think it’s bizarre that Chelsea are willing to let him leave on a free in the summer, they should look at United for an example of how to treat their senior players who boast that legendary status, Ryan Giggs is the best example for this, who is on a one-year rolling contract and will almost certainly finish his career at United.
The only problem for me would be whether we’d be willing to pay his wages, Frank is reportedly earning £150,000 a week at Chelsea, so he’d have to take a massive pay cut if he were to join United, no question about it.
If we could afford him, I’d take him in a heartbeat.
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