When Frank Lampard decided to join MLS outfit New York City FC this summer, there was every chance the club’s with a former Premier League rival of his would guide his future career path.
With Man City partly owning the new US side, the one-time Chelsea midfielder was always at risk of being shipped off to the Premier League champions on loan.
What would be Blues fans’ worst nightmare has become a reality, as Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Lampard will join his 15/8 title co-favourites on a temporary basis until January, in preparation for the start of the new MLS season.
Following the revelation, Lampard is 10/1 with Ladbrokes to sign a permanent deal with Manchester City in winter transfer window.
The ex-Chelsea veteran is also 100/30 to start six or more league games for City before January and is 5/1 to score three or more goals for the current champions before the New Year.
David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “It’s impossible to rule out more twists in the career of Lampard.”
Lampard is 7/4 to leave City without adding to his Premier League goal scoring record.
Frank Lampard Specials from Ladbrokes:
Number of Premier League starts before New Year’s Day
9/2 Zero or one
6/4 Two or three
17/10 Four or five
10/3 Six or more
Number of Premier League goals before NYD
5/1 Three or more
10/1 Lampard to sign for City permanently in the January transfer window
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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