LAMPARD: Good enough for Manchester United but not Chelsea?
The future of Frank Lampard has hit the headlines over the past week or so with everything coming to a head yesterday as Lampard's agent Steve Kutner confirmed that his player has been told that there will be no contract offer by the club.
As you can imagine, between now and the end of the season, speculation will increase over his future and he is already being linked with a host of clubs. I personally think that he will move to the MLS and sign a similar deal with LA Galaxy now that David Beckham has left the club. Whether that happens is another thing but for now all Lampard wants to do is what he has always done, play football.
I am keen to focus on the job Lampard has here until the end of the season as there are four trophies to play for but one report has caught my eye this morning. Could Frank Lampard be tempted by a move up north to Manchester United?
It makes me wonder about this whole situation with the over 30's at Chelsea and the club's stance with this.
I am more than aware being a Chelsea fan that we have to think about bringing players through the ranks or younger players to keep the club alive and in contention for silverware each season. We have done that this term with the signings of Eden Hazard, Victor Moses and Oscar as we have seen but I have to ask the question:
If Manchester United would be interested in Frank Lampard for a couple of seasons then why wouldn't Chelsea?It does make you wonder though doesn't it. If you think about it, United have never really had a goalscoring midfielder that could give you 20 goals a season have they? Imagine if Sir Alex Ferguson had been successful in poaching him from under our noses as we tried to sign him initially from West Ham?
Frank Lampard is still fit enough and good enough in my eyes to play Premier League football. OK, maybe not week in, week out but for the most part and I will never understand why we have decided to let him go now and not in at least another one or two seasons.
Of course it's also important to consider what Lampard wants to do himself. Would he consider playing for someone else in the Premier League? Think about it, he said the other day that he wants to play football for a team that can be successful and surely United would appeal to him if he does leave us? I could never imagine Lampard playing against us though could you?
What do you the Chelsea fan (and United fan if you are) reading this feel about this latest development? How would you feel about Lampard playing for someone else in the Premier League? How would you feel if he joined United?
If these reports are true, then surely if he is good enough for the most successful manager of our lifetime, he is good enough for us?
What do you people think?
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