FERGIE NEARLY SIGNED LAMPARD
The manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, has said that he had thought about signing Frank Lampard when he was playing for West Ham United, but, he didn’t do that eventually and that was a wrong decision.
It was Chelsea which signed Lampard in 2001 and the English midfielder has been superb for the Blues in the last 12 years. Recently, he has scored his 200th goal for the club.
Now, he is just one goal away from breaking Bobby Tambling’s record of scoring the most number of goals for Chelsea.
In the middle of the season, there were reports that Lampard might be leaving Chelsea in the upcoming summer, but, now, with the news that Jose Mourinho is returning to Chelsea, it is believed that Lampard is set to sign a new deal with the Blues.
At one point of time in this season, it was speculated that the Red Devils are interested in signing Lampard, but, now, with the news of Mourinho coming back, they seem to have no chance.
When asked about Lampard, Sir Alex Ferguson said, “In the 90s, I had seen Frank playing for West Ham United and I was really impressed. I gave it a thought whether I should sign him, but, then, later on, I dropped that idea. Now, I think that was not a right decision. I should have bought Frank.”
“For a midfielder, to reach a tally of 200 goals is not easy. He is certainly one of the greatest midfielders produced by England.”
“Even at 34, he is as quick as any one and that’s incredible. He still has plenty to offer.”
For Lampard, the ongoing season has been quite brilliant. He has found the net 16 times this season.