Frank Lampard releases a statement clarifying his situation at Manchester City

The former Chelsea midfielder released the statement after reading what he called 'lies and nonsense'.

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has released a statement clarifying his situation at the club, and with New York City after reading what he called 'lies and nonsense'.

Lampard was released by Chelsea at the end of last season and agreed to join New York City FC in the MLS, who are owned by the Premier League champions. He was given the opportunity to join City on loan to keep up his fitness before he headed to New York to play for his club - with the original loan spell due to have ended, but he has extended his stay at the Etihad Stadium, meaning he'll head to the MLS at the end of the Premier League season, and maintained he is very excited ahead of his American adventure, even if it is a delayed one. 

The statement appeared via his representatives SKMltd, which is below:

Lampard has been in terrific form for Manuel Pellegrini's side and has certainly had a positive effect on their season so far. He scored his first goal for City against his old club Chelsea in the 1-1 draw, and in City's last league game against Sunderland, he scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium, which resulted in them joining Chelsea at the top of the Premier League with an identical record.

The 36-year-old has scored seven goals from 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season. Given he has such a good record, there is probably little surprise that there are some who have made more of a fuss over the former England international's situation given how shrewd a move it appears to have been from Manchester City.

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