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Will Lampard Stay Another Year?

Frank Lampard is the man to look up to if you are a young footballer. His amazing attitude and his dedication to Chelsea, his national team and football in general are out of this world. Although having to deal with a rigid Chelsea managerial team, willing to let their legend go at the end of the season, the Englishman managed to turn things his way by playing some of the best matches of his life. He is currently one of Chelsea’s top scorers and managed to steal the show against Brazil with an amazing goal.

He helped the Blues and played at full capacity, although Chelsea refused to extend his contract even when Lampard said he is willing to play for free as long as he gets to stay on Stamford Bridge. The fans were furious with Abramovich’s refusal to keep one of the best players Chelsea has ever had and did not understand why he has to go. After a series of incredible matches, the Russian club owner seems to have changed his mind. According to recent news he has reopened negotiations for a one year contract, which will probably end with Lampard’s approval considering money does not matter for the English midfielder as long as he plays for Chelsea. In recent statements he said that he is willing to forget about the £160,000 a week salary as far as the managerial team offers him a contract extension.

The match that made Abramovich rethink his actions was the international clash between England and Brazil. Lampard won the game for his team while playing at Wembley. As far as his club team goes, the midfielder has currently scored 10 goals this season and is only 5 goals away from Bobby Tambling’s 202 all time Chelsea goal record. Another important factor that influenced Abramovich’s decision to re-open contract renewal talks is considered to be the fans who protested for several days after finding out 34 year old Frank Lampard is to leave the club at the end of the season.

His most probable destination before Abramovich’s new offer was the US with the LA Galaxy willing to offer a two and a half years contract in order to replace Beckham, now transferred to PSG. According to US sports news, Kaka is the second option if the Englishman refuses to move overseas.

Leaving Chelsea would have been a major blow to the last years of Lampard’s career, considering Roy Hodgson’s announcement that he will consider the English midfielder only if he stays with the Blues for another year. Lampard even came out and said that he has set a goal for himself to reach 100 caps for his country and that the 6 remaining in order to achieve that number are possible only if he stays in the Premier League.

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