Veteran Chelsea midfield player is said to be weighing up all his future career options before making a final decision at the end of this season.
Frank Lampard is ready to consult with England boss Roy Hodgson before deciding on his future. The England manager has reportedly urged the 34-year-old to remain in Europe if he wants to participate in the 2014 World Cup.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
The ‘will he, won’t he’ Frank Lamoard contract saga been one of the most frequent talking points in the Premier League this season.
But by all accounts not even Frank Lampard himself has made a final decision on where exactly he will be plying his trade in the next campaign.
The 34-year-old, who scored his 200th goal for the West London giants in their 2-0 win over arch-rivals West Ham United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, has been holding on for most of this year for the offer of a new two-year deal from the Blues hierarchy, with his present deal due to expire at the end of this season.
However, as yet, that offer has still to arrive and so the veteran midfield player has, as of January, been able to open talks with other potential interested parties about where his future lies, and not surprisingly the highly regarded player has not been short of an offer, or two.
Whether it be from other Premier League rivals such as runaway leaders Manchester United, or from London rivals Arsenal, the England international looks like being given the opportunity of remaining in the English top flight beyond this summer, while there is also always the chance that Lampard could get his way and still be a Chelsea player next season if the two parties can come to some sort of agreement – although it will need to be soon.
And then there are the highly lucrative offers from abroad, whether that be the Middle East, China or from Major League Soccer, with David Beckham’s former employers the Los Angeles Galaxy known to be keen to lure Lampard across the Pond this summer.
But the American option will present Lampard with a tricky dilemma as he is desperate to carry on playing for the Three Lions, especially with their being the small matter of a World Cup finals taking place next summer in Brazil, and such a move would more than likely scupper that dream.
So, much to ponder then for Frank ….