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Frank Lampard hails the fans as his New York adventure ends

Published 15/11/2016

Frank Lampard will leave New York City FC later this year
Frank Lampard will leave New York City FC later this year

Frank Lampard has announced he will leave New York City FC when his contract expires at the end of this year. The 38-year-old former England, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder joined the Major League Soccer club in 2014.

Lampard said: "I leave with many great memories as I embark on the next stage of my career and I'll be making an announcement very soon."

Lampard left Chelsea as a free agent to sign for New York in July 2014 after 13 glittering years at Stamford Bridge.

But his arrival in New York was delayed as he embarked on a loan spell with Manchester City, who are under the same ownership as New York City.

Lampard even scored for City against Chelsea before eventually making his MLS debut on August 1, 2015.

He made 31 appearances for New York, scoring 15 goals.

Lampard said: "I would like to thank people for the kindness they have shown. I have very much enjoyed my time and am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play in such an incredible city."

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