Frank Lampard is open to a return to Stamford Bridge…
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Frank Lampard’s career at Chelsea might not be over just yet, with the Mail on Sunday claiming that the midfielder, who looks set to sign for MLS franchise New York City, could be open to returning to the Blues on loan.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that releasing the 36-year-old England midfielder, who played 648 games and scored 211 goals for the club in a 13 year spell, was one of ‘hardest things he’s ever had to do’, and that he would be open to the iconic Stamford Bridge star returning in some capacity in the future.
The Mail also linked Lampard with the Blues assistant manager position, when he eventually decides to hang up his boots. Mourinho added that another former Chelsea star, defender Ashley Cole, could also make his return when he finishes playing.
However Lampard, who would not start with Manchester City’s New York franchise-club until the turn of the year, has admitted that he would be delighted to return to the Blues on loan, ahead of his move to the US.
It’s been a common move in the past, for MLS stars to move to Europe on loan to retain their fitness ahead of their new season – David Beckham did it twice when he went from LA Galaxy to AC Milan. If Lampard follows such an example, there is only going to be one place that he’ll want to go.