QPR manager Harry Redknapp says that Frank Lampard is likely to stay at Chelsea. The Chelsea legend was included in the list of free agents, which was submitted by the club to the Premier League.
Despite this, there have been rumours that Lampard’s Chelsea career is certainly not over by any means, as the midfielder will be holding talks after the World Cup 2014. This appears to be the case after Lampard’s uncle, Harry Redknapp, inadvertently stated that Lampard was set to remain at Chelsea. He said:
“I would think there’s absolutely no chance of getting Frank. He’s at Chelsea. I’d be very surprised if Chelsea don’t keep him anyway – he’s just been such a fantastic player.”
QPR have also been linked with Rio Ferdinand, who was released from Manchester United. Redknapp says the newly promoted team has a better chance of signing Ferdinand.
Lampard may have had West Ham connections early in his career, but it is difficult to imagine him playing for another London club. Lampard will be 36 next month and it is difficult to see him providing much apart from his huge experience and leadership skills.
He was a bit part player in the second half of the season. His role within the starting line-up could be even more reduced next season (if he stays), but it is always comforting to know that Mourinho can always call upon a player who has almost 700 Chelsea appearances to his name.
And seeing Lampard in a QPR shirt has to be one of the worst things in football. Most Chelsea fans will agree with this fact.