The midfielder signs for the Citizens on a short-term loan deal.
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of New York City FC new signing and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard on a short-term loan deal.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 6, 2014
Lampard left Stamford Bridge this summer on a free transfer after 13 years of success with the club, in which time the 36-year-old won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.
The England international joined MLS’ newest franchise – a side also owned by City – but has been sent out on-loan as the new season doesn’t start until March 2015.
It was initially thought that Lampard would follow new teammate David Villa – who also signed for New York this summer – to Melbourne City, a club also owned by the Citizens.
Instead the veteran has made an immediate return to English football and has somewhat surprisingly joined the reigning champions.
Lampard has made it clear that he does not want to play against the Blues however, such is the affection the Englishman has for the club.
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