Chelsea legend Frank Lampard attempts to clarify ‘lies’ over Man City extension
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has attempted to clarify his controversial extension to remain with Manchester City this season after complaining of being the victim of “lies”.
The midfielder was meant to be signing on with New York City on January 1st this year after agreeing a deal with the MLS side in the summer.
But after ongoing discussions it was agreed for the 36-year-old to stay on with the Etihad outfit and help their Premier League title challenge.
And now Lampard has said in a statement today: “I want to make it completely clear about my situation as I have read a lot of lies and nonsense over the last few days.
“When released from Chelsea last year at the end of my contract I signed a commitment to play in NYCFC for two years starting January 1 2015.
“I was then offered the chance to train and be part of the Man City squad in the interim to keep myself in the best shape going to New York. This period has been extended my Man City and I will now start playing for NYCFC at the end of this current Premier League season.
“There has always been a constant dialogue between all parties in this time to find the best solution for everyone.
“I can say that I am very excited about arriving in New York and giving everything to the team to make us a success in the MLS as soon as possible.
“Thanks everyone for your ongoing support and I wish everyone a healthy and happy 2015!”