Agent confirms Frank Lampard is set for Chelsea exit – LA Galaxy wait
Frank Lampard is set to end his 12-year long career at Chelsea this season. The player’s agent Steve Kutner has confirmed that Frank Lampard will move out of Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Only a couple of days after Steve Kutner claimed he had the presented the Italian media with no statements suggesting Frank Lampard would leave Chelsea, new statements have emerged which confirm the imminent departure of the Chelsea midfield legend.
“Chelsea executives told Frank in Japan during the Club World Cup then again reconfirmed with me after the Everton victory (last month) that in no circumstances will he be offered a new contract to stay at the club after the end of this season,” Steve Kutner was quoted by several British media outlets.
“Nothing since has changed in any respect. Frank has had to accept that and just wants to carry on playing football for Chelsea so as to finish the season as successfully as possible for the club that he loves.”
Frank Lampard confessed he was moved by the praises and chants from Chelsea fans after he scored a goal against Southampton during the third-round tie of FA Cup. The goal brought Frank Lampard on equal terms with Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon in the all-time goal-scoring charts of Chelsea.
However, it seems like the No. 8 shirt won’t be seen on the field anytime soon. Chelsea fans have pleaded the administration to present Frank Lampard with a new contract, but their demands have been ignored.
“Maybe I was a little bit emotional but the fans have been with me all the time I’ve been here,” Frank Lampard said after the Southampton game. “They've supported me throughout my career here, particularly in recent weeks. The way they were with me in all the time and I just wanted to say thanks.”
Chelsea captain John Terry claims he has been “devastated” by the club’s refusal formulate a new contract for Frank Lampard. The departure of Frank Lampard means the end of the Old Guards of Chelsea.
The countdown towards the end of era has begun. Frank Lampard reaped ten major trophies, scored 192 goals, provided 130 assists and earned 571 appearances for Chelsea.
Everton offered Frank Lampard a chance to stay in the Premier League, but the midfield maestro has refused the transfer offer. It appears as if Frank Lampard has set his eyes on replacing David Beckham at LA Galaxy.