Frank Lampard has admitted that he would love a new contract at Chelsea, despite being linked with a move away from the club this summer.
The midfielder is out of contract at the end of next season and many have suggested that it will be his last deal at Stamford Bridge but the player himself isn’t quite so far. In fact, he still has a burning desire to play for Chelsea beyond next year.
Speaking about his future, the England man said: “I’m ready to sit down and talk whenever they want to, but it’s not the same as when you are 25. Then they come to you or you knock the door down with a couple of years to go to extend it. When you get into your thirties you accept it’s not that way.”
It is certainly an interesting one for Lampard and whether he should be offered a new deal or not will certainly split opinion. One thing you can guarantee though is that, regardless of whether it is agreed, he will give everything for Chelsea next season.
Whenever he does leave the club, he will always be a massive part of what has happened at this club over the last few years too. The word legend is overused, but isn’t used enough for Lampard.
Just in case people weren’t aware of the bond he has with the club and how much he, quite simply, love Chelsea – his next comments are one to take a note of. He said: “Chelsea will always be my club regardless of what happens now in terms of my playing days. I’d love to be able to offer the hand of experience and just be a presence there. But, in playing terms, I do need to feel I can do it. I wouldn’t be fulfilled if I wasn’t.”
Perhaps it is a case of Lampard waiting until the end of the campaign before deciding. He can see where he is in terms of fitness and form and where the team are in terms of success. Many looking at in play betting would have watched Drogba go out on the high of winning the Champions League and perhaps Lampard would love something similar himself.
The 34-year-old has quite a bit to prove to some people too. He was in and out of the side at times last year and now it is time for him to show everyone why he is one of the best attacking midfielders the Premier League has ever seen.
Deal or no deal?
Written by TCB reader Thomas Rooney
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