Chelsea’s Frank Lampard reportedly agrees to join LA Galaxy
Chelsea veteran midfielder Frank Lampard has agreed to terms with the LA Galaxy and will join the MLS champions at the end of the season, according to a Goal.com report.
“It’s all but done,” the source told Goal.com.
The Galaxy reportedly targeted Kaka as the team’s Designated Player after David Beckham’s exit, until no deal could be done with the Brazilian midfielder. The team switched its focus to acquiring Lampard who was reportedly considering multiple offers from Premier League teams and a Chinese team. The end of Lampard’s 12 years with Chelsea grew evident as the season progressed.
Lampard, 34, is widely considered to be the greatest scoring central midfielder in Premier League history and one of Chelsea’s all-time great scorers.
Chelsea’s three-time player of the year expressed interest in playing in MLS in the past, including the team’s North America tour last summer.
“I am not sure [about a future in MLS],” Lampard said. “I have another year on my contract at Chelsea and we have a big season ahead of us with the Super Cup and the Club World Cup in December. It’s up to Chelsea to speak with me about my future and, at that time, I’ll speak with them.
“I wouldn’t rule anything out at the moment.”