Chelsea’s all-time record goal scorer Frank Lampard is reportedly on his way ‘down under’ for a spell at newly rebranded A-League club Melbourne City FC.
The 36-year old, who was England’s vice-captain for the World Cup, is as of today a free agent after his contract with the London club expired, and as reported in The Mirror Lampard has already agreed a deal to play in the MLS for New York City FC. The new MLS franchise are owned by ‘City Football group’, who also own Manchester City and bought out existing A-league team Melbourne Heart last season renaming the latter in keeping with the group’s ‘City’ brand.
NYC FC are not due to play in the MLS until the 2015 season, so as with the club’s other new signing David Villa, it is expected Lampard will be loaned to the A-league side.
Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who played alongside Lampard at Chelsea, revealed that the midfielder had quizzed the ex-socceroo about life down under.
All I can say is that he did ask me about Melbourne Heart. He did ask me what Melbourne was like and what Melbourne Heart was like
I the deal is formalised Lampard will also team up with ex-Chelsea teammate Damien Duff who signed permanently with Melbourne City FC last month.