–Star midfielder clears air on issue
Manchester City and New York City have admitted they made mistakes in the way they announced details of Frank Lampard’s contract situation.
New York admitted the unveiling of Lampard as their contracted player last year was “a genuine error which throws everything into confusion (for media and fans). It wasn’t a contract. It’s an agreement with City Football Group with (his) intention to play for NYCFC.”
And City have also admitted they also made errors in the way they communicated the details of the Lampard deal.
On Friday Lampard issued a statement of his own, in which he insists there has been no issues between the two clubs and that he still intends to move to New York this summer.
He said: “I want to make it completely clear about my situation as I have read a lot of lies and nonsense over the last few days. When released from Chelsea last year at the end of my contract, I signed a commitment to play in NYCFC for two years starting 1 January 2015.
“I was then offered the opportunity to train and be part of the Man City squad in the interim to keep myself in the best shape going into New York.
“This period has since been extended by Manchester City and I will now start playing for NYCFC at the end of the current Premier League season. There has always been a constant dialogue between all parties in this time to find the best solution for everyone.”