New York City FC-owned Frank Lampard comments on his Manchester City future

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard seems to be open to the possibility of remaining at Manchester City beyond January.

Frank Lampard has refused to rule out remaining at Manchester City beyond January.

The former England international midfielder joined the defending Premier League champions on loan from New York City FC in the summer transfer window.

Lampard is scheduled to go back to the newly-formed MLS club in January, but there have been suggestions that his loan spell could be extended for until February at least.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini has remained coy on the 36-year-old’s future, and the former Chelsea star himself has hinted that he is not averse to the idea of playing for the Citizens beyond January.

'The temptation is to not get ahead of myself in my career', talkSPORT quotes him as saying. 'I am here until January 1, basically, so I will focus on that and see what happens then.

'There has been a lot said about when the season starts [in the USA], but the only thing that can decide my future is how well I am playing.

'They will be kicking me out in January if I don't play very well! I am just looking game to game and trying to play as well as I can'.

Lampard was signed to add depth and experience to the City squad, and he has done just that.

The Englishman, who was released by Chelsea when his contract with the Blues ran out at the end of last season, has been among the goals and has established himself as an important player for the team.

  Chances createdTotal ShotsShots on TargetGoalsGoal AssistTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Frank Lampard 0 9 3 2 0 80 65 4 109

Lampard is not going to play regularly for City, of course, but the former West Ham United star could be key in big games.

It was Lampard who scored the equaliser against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League, and he could have a similar impact as the season progresses.

Extending Lampard’s loan is only going to be beneficial for City.

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