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Frank Lampard to New York City and Guess Who’s Joining Him

Frank Lampard has agreed to a free transfer to New York City – while Atletico Madrid striker David Villa is set to join him.

The highly-decorated ex-Chelsea midfielder and the Spanish title-winning striker were at Manchester City’s Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective moves.

Lampard and Villa met with Jason Kreis, installed as New York City Head Coach back in January by the Premier League champions’ Chief Executive Officer Ferran Soriano. Lampard broke off from his preparations with England for the World Cup to sort out his move.

Both deals are a huge statement of intent from City’s US franchise which kicks off in the new Major League Soccer season next March.Lampard is understood to be have agreed to a basic wage significantly less than the £150,000-a-week that he picked up at Chelsea.

Update: So it looks like David Villa is the first to actually sign on the bottom line, but that Lampard still seems certain to follow.

Read More: mirror.co.uk


  1. Chelsea Lilhassan Fawaz

    June 1, 2014 at 8:06 am


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