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Pellegrini confirms Lampard set for Manchester City loan

Paul Gilham

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed today that Chelsea legend Frank Lampard will be joining Manchester City on loan. Here's what he had to say, via The Daily Mail:

'As you know Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here in January as the season starts in March.'

'From next Wednesday he will start working with our team and will play for us until then. At the moment he will work with the squad and be a member of the squad. He will fight for a position.'

'He knows we have a very good team, we have a lot of players in his position. He is one player more. We have a lot of games particularly with the Champions League - so he's very important for our team.'

It's going to be very strange seeing Lampard playing for a domestic rival, especially a club that's likely or most direct competition for the 2014/15 title. While Lampard clearly isn't the player he once was, he'll still likely be solid depth for City, allowing them to rest up some of their key guys in less important games.

Like with Romelu Lukaku a week ago, I guess it's time to wish Lampard the best with his new club. Just don't dress against Chelsea please, and try not to score any crucial goals until you move to the United States.

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