Friday, January 11, 2013

Is Frank Lampard's time at Chelsea about to run-out?

There comes a time in every footballers life that they are surplus to requirements and that time appears to of arrived for Frank Lampard at Chelsea. The central midfielder has long been a Premier League star that has single-handedly won them many games over the years.

It appears there is nothing the ageing Chelsea star can do to secure a little while longer at the London club. With his contract running out in the summer of 2013 there has been speculation surrounding his future, with rumors suggesting he has even offered to dramatically reduce his wages to stay at the club for a longer period.

With it looking certain Lampard has no future many other clubs have been monitoring the situation. Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been known to be a long-time admirer and there's been suggestions he could bring the veteran to Old Trafford as the retirement bound Paul Scholes.

With Lampard available on a free in the summer many clubs are looking to add the star to their rosters knowing it should only take a good offer, with decent wages to land the England star. LA Galaxy have spare wages to spend since the departure of David Beckham and they are known for bringing older stars to their team. The Galaxy have been linked with a move for Lampard which could be an attractive proposition because of the weather, salary and exposure.

Many Chelsea fans want their star to stay and it's easy to see why, the midfielder is nearly the record goal-scorer of all time for the club and it would be hard to let a talent like that go so easily, especially in such a forceful manner. Chelsea are acting in a manner which suggests they believe they have no need for Lampard, however recent form suggests otherwise. The star can make all the difference at times and recently during all this debate proved his worth by scoring two goals as he led Chelsea to an important 2-1 defeat of Everton. With game-changing moments like this, can Chelsea really afford to let him go so easily?

Who could replace Lampard at Chelsea? 

  • Marouane Fellaini- rumours suggest he could be there player for around £20m.
  • Brazillian talent Taison has been identified as a key play maker to replace Lampard.
  • Modric, the Real Madrid star is reportedly unhappy and could return to London.
Regardless of what happens in the near future with Frank Lampard's future Chelsea fans will always remember him with the fondest of memories. However this decision could come to haunt Chelsea in the years to come. Look at the impact Paul Scholes has had for Man Utd at an even older age than Lampard, and Chelsea aren't prepared to reward Lampard's commitment with any loyalty on their part. Oh well Frank will be scoring goals again before long, but another club will get to enjoy his regular input.

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