New York City FC sealed their signing of Frank Lampard but since the Major League Soccer team will not enter the league until March of 2015, the iconic figure of Chelsea has now been loaned out to Manchester City on a 6 month long deal.
The Chilean coach of Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Frank Lampard’s loan deal as he spoke to reporters and official announced it.
“From next Wednesday, he will start working with our team and will play for us until January. At the moment, he will start working with the squad because he is a member of the squad. So he will fight for a position. He knows that we have a very good team, he is one player more and we have a lot of games particularly with the Champions League, so he’s very important for our team.” Pellegrini said.
Frank Lampard wants to continue playing and maintain fit before he makes an official move and starts playing with the MLS outfit New York City FC. The veteran midfielder played wore the Chelsea jersey for 13 seasons where he went on making a name for himself as a consistent performer but now will be playing the last few years of his career in the MLS.
Manchester City has very busy schedule lying ahead of themselves as the Premier League club has to face off against Arsenal on August 10 at the Wembley Stadium with the Community Shield on the line. The Premier League will kick off only 7 days later as Manuel Pellegrini and his players have to start their campaign of defending their league title. A few weeks after that and City will begin their journey of making it into the Champions League as they will be playing in the group-stages of the European tournament which starts in September.
All of these matches will allow Frank Lampard on not only staying active before he officially moves on to the MLS but the veteran midfielder can also play an important role for Manchester City before he leaves the Etihad Stadium in January.