It’s the news we’ve been waiting for, and dreading. The fate of our cherished midfielder, Frank Lampard.
It’s official. Frank Lampard is leaving NYCFC at the conclusion of his contract. The following is from an NYCFC press release on Monday November 14, 2016 at approximately 9:15 am.
Lampard told NYCFC.com: “As my time at NYCFC comes to an end, I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two years.”
“My teammates have been a pleasure to play alongside. The amazing fans have given me incredible support and backing.”
“I have very much enjoyed my time, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city.”
Here’s what head coach Patrick Vieira had to say about Lampard’s departure. “Everybody talks about Frank’s goal-scoring record from midfield but I can tell you after a year of working with him, he brings so much more to a team than just goals.”
“What Frank has brought to the locker room is something just as important – his experience, his elite mentality and his mentorship for the younger members of our squad have helped us greatly this year.”
“It is clear that Frank has embraced playing in this league and for this club. I am grateful for his service in my first year here and I wish him the very best in whatever he chooses to do next.”
Frank Lampard made 31 appearances for NYCFC, scoring 15 goals. He will certainly be missed, not only as a footballer, but as a New Yorker. Best of luck Frank! #ThankYouFrank