Lampard wants to finish career at Blues
As speculation continues to rumble on about his future, Frank Lampard has reiterated his desire to stay loyal to the Blues. Speaking to the press, the England international has claimed that his future lies completely in the hands of the club, although has stated that he would prefer to end his career at Stamford Bridge.
With Lampard’s current contract set to expire in twelve months, supporters have become increasingly concerned that the 34-year-old could be sold either now, or leave as a free agent next year. Moreover, with the Blues losing several other experienced players such as Didier Drogba, Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou over the past few months, it appears there has been a shift in focus with Chelsea looking to give younger players more of an opportunity.
According to the player, he is still waiting for contact from the club but has at least reassured supporters that he would prefer to remain at Stamford Bridge. In an interview with the press, the former West Ham midfielder said, “We spoke once last season and it was a case of coming back – and it hasn’t come back from their end. At the minute I’m just playing. I’d like to sit down and speak with them. But at the minute I’m playing and it’s up to the club to do that. I would like to end my career there. I feel I can play at the top level for a good few more years, but it’s whether the club feels the same.”
Lampard will at least get a chance to showcase his talent to the rest of the country during England’s game against Italy on Wednesday. The midfielder has been named as captain for the Three Lions, after missing out on the squad for Euro 2012 due to a late injury.