Will Frank Lampard become Tory MP?

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard could become a politician after he retires from football, reports suggest.

According to quotes in the Daily Star, Frank Lampard could become a Conservative party politician after he hangs up his boots.

The ex-Chelsea hero is currently impressing at Manchester City ahead of a spell in America, which is expected to bring the curtain down on a glittering playing career.

Reports in the Daily Star suggest that Lampard is interested in politics and may see that as a new avenue to pursue once he stops playing football.

"I have met David Cameron a couple of times and George Osborne - I have a lot of respect for them," Lampard is quoted as saying.

“And quite a few Labour ones I have respect for too, like Ed Balls, who is big into his football.

“I will certainly vote and certainly pay more attention going into this election than I have before.”

Lampard is widely regarded as one of the cleverest players in football and in 2009 recorded a total of 150 on an IQ test, an impressive score which is only registered by one in every 2300 people.

Former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has already suggested that he may join the Tory party ranks as an ambassador, which may lead to a full political role.

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