Should Man United move for Chelsea legend Frank Lampard?

Lampard

The veteran midfielder is available on a free transfer and still more than good enough to play in the Premier League.

Midfield will be one of the key areas for Manchester United to strengthen this summer, with the outgoing Premier League champions consistently outplayed and outmuscled in the centre of the park in 2013-14.

Although high-profile targets in their prime seem like the order of the day, there is certainly a case to suggest that signing free agent Frank Lampard could be a shrewd move.

The Old Trafford side were linked with an approach for the Chelsea legend last summer when his contract expired, would it be worth it this time round?

Yes

Lampard may not currently be the player that has dominated the Premier League for so many years, but he still featured relatively heavily for the Blues last term.

Given United’s options in the centre of the park, or lack of them, signing someone of the Chelsea legend’s experience and know-how could well be something to think about.

He may not be first choice for Louis van Gaal, but with Toni Kroos seeming set to stay at Bayern and other top-quality options difficult to get without Champions League football, Lampard could prove an additional option.

The Red Devils splurged an astronomical amount of money on Marouane Fellaini last summer – getting Lampard for free seems like a bargain in comparison.

No

It is a transitional period at Old Trafford and there will certainly be a glut of new players coming into the club this summer – with a real focus on building a team for the future.

As such, adding a player coming to the end of his career doesn’t really suit the ambition of the club.

Lampard’s signing would not require a transfer fee, but lucrative offers elsewhere would surely mean that the England international would command significant wages.

With Van Gaal selecting youth for Netherlands at the World Cup, it looks likely that he will opt for players with potential over established options.

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