Major League Soccer’s chief says that England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard would be welcome in the MLS amid rumours that he’s to leave the Blues at the end of the season when his contract expires.
Much like Ashley Cole, it’s believed that the 34-year-old won’t be offered anything more than a one-year deal to stay at Stamford Bridge and most reports suggest that’s he is unlikely to accept such an offer.
He was recently linked with a move to China to join former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba but I see America as a far more likely destination for Lampard if he decides to move on and the MLS is attractive for both the pay and the lifestyle, so good luck to him if that’s the option he chooses as he has proved everything he has had to in both the Premier League and Europe.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber believes their will be a lot of interest in Lampard if he wanted to move to the US:
“Frank Lampard’s a great player. He has a great history with the sport.
“If he decides he wants to play in Major League Soccer, I’m sure any club would be happy to have him on their roster.”
Lampard has been earmarked as a potential replacement for David Beckham at Los Angeles Galaxy but whatever he decides to do, whether it be to move on or decide to take a year extension, he’s already a Chelsea legend and there’s nothing that will change that.
Many fans have commented on previous articles on here about Lampard saying that he should be offered a multi-year deal on the basis that he should be allowed to retire at Chelsea, but that is up to him at the end of the day. It’s not unusual for a player of his age to be offered teams on a year by year basis and the players that do like to stay at their clubs into their twilight years (Giggs and Scholes often offered as examples) would sign a year extension each time and are usually on less wages.
Source: Daily Mail