Agent confirms Chelsea legend Frank Lampard set for summer exit
The summer of 2013 will mark the exit of Chelsea midfield legend Frank Lampard. According to a press release from Frank Lampard’s agent Steve Kutner, the 34-year-old England international is no more wanted at Stamford Bridge.
In spite of pleas from Chelsea fans and Frank Lampard’s long struggles to negotiate an extension-contract, the Chelsea brass have failed to find a happy ending for Frank Lampard’s future at the club.
Frank Lampard’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season, which means the midfield has only six months left till he is asked to move out of the London club. Rife speculation has gripped over the football community on whether Frank Lampard will be given an extension-contract.
According some media outlets, the Chelsea brass are quietly and slowly trying to get rid of their Old Guards; Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and John Terry. All three players have been linked with away moves this season.
The Blues have a rule of giving away yearlong contracts to players above the age of 30 years. Ashley Cole was the first person to get involved in contract-tussle with the Chelsea brass. The notorious Chelsea skipper John Terry followed him and soon afterwards Frank Lampard got dragged into the saga as well.
“At this moment, Lampard is exclusively thinking about the present, in other words Chelsea,” Steve Kutner told cittaceleste.it.
“As for the future, the only certainty is that he will change team at the end of the season. Frank wants to pay for a great side, capable of challenging for important targets and where he could win more trophies.
“We won't rule anything out. The only thing that counts is that the player is happy and can continue playing at a high level.”
Upon being questioned about the possible destination of Frank Lampard, Steve Kutner confirmed that the midfield maestro would prefer to move into a side that offers Champions League action. Steve Kutner also hinted about a move to Lazio.
“As I said, a champion of Lampard's calibre deserves the biggest stage. Serie A? Why not? Only time will tell if Lazio could be the ideal destination,” Steve Kutner added.