Lampard grateful for stint at City

Major League Soccer recruit arrives on short-term loan.

Afp August 06, 2014

LONDON: Frank Lampard on Wednesday expressed his gratitude to Manchester City after joining the Premier League champions from new club New York City on a short-term loan deal.

Lampard, 36, signed for New York City last month and will play with their sister club Manchester City until January in order to maintain his fitness prior to the start of the 2015 Major League Soccer season in March.

“Joining up with Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to train and play at the top level and make sure I am in top condition for New York City,” the England midfielder told the City website.

“This is a new chapter of my career and I’m really excited about the experience.”

City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he was excited about working with the former Chelsea midfielder.

“Lampard is a world-class midfielder and this is an opportunity which works perfectly for everyone,” said the Chilean.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2014.

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