Frank Lampard has been one of the consistent players in the world over the last decade. He is an epitome of what could be achieved when hard work and quality are combined into one package. Lampard is adored by Chelsea fans despite his West Ham connections, which said a lot about the professionalism, quality, and dedication of the man.
Naturally, it did not come as a surprise to many when they learnt that Chelsea may allow Lampard to leave the club at the end of the season.
According to the Telegraph, Lampard has agreed a one-year extension to his contract and he will be signing after the Europa League final.
“I hope to be here next year. The club have always been great to me and hopefully that can happen.” – Lampard
The 34-year-old only has a few more weeks left on his contract. It is widely expected that José Mourinho will come to Stamford Bridge in the summer. Mourinho and Lampard are extremely close to each other. It would be tough to see the 50-year-old Portuguese not demanding the presence of Lampard in the squad next season.
One should take the report from Telegraph with a pinch of salt due to a couple of reasons.
Lampard is extremely close to journalist Ian McGarry. He said a couple of days ago on Twitter that Chelsea have not yet offered a new deal.
If Chelsea were interested in keeping him, this offer would have arrived ages ago and not when he has only a few weeks left on his current deal. He recently broke Bobby Tambling’s record of 202 goals for Chelsea FC.
I can only see Lampard having a similar fate as Drogba. However, I would be the happiest person in the world to be proved wrong.
Do you think Lamps will stay?