Lampard Could Be Set for Move to SPL

Frank Lampard has yet to make a decision on his next destination after the Englishman left New York City following their exit in the MLS Cup last month when they were defeated by Toronto FC.

The former Chelsea midfielder spent two years in the USA playing the in the MLS. He made 30 appearances for the New York club, scoring 15 goals across those couple of seasons.

It now looks like Lampard could be heading back to Europe on a short-term deal, similar to what David Beckham did when he left LA Galaxy as he signed for French champions PSG on a six-month contract.

Lampard has been linked with a move to Scotland to sign for Rangers in the SPL. The Scottish side recently terminated the contract of Joey Barton at the club and have lost Niko Kranjcar for the season therefore need some cover in midfield.

The former England international may see Rangers as one last challenge in his career. It will allow him to move back to the UK and work for one of the most highly regarded managers in Scotland in Mark Warburton.

Rangers are 11 points behind rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership table at the time of writing. They can be backed at 40/1 in the bet365 SPL betting, while they are 11/2 to win the Scottish FA Cup this season.

What Else Could Be on the Table for Lampard?

If Lampard is searching for warmer climates for his next destination, he could choose Melbourne City FC. The club shares the same owners with Manchester City and New York City therefore they may tempt him into a deal in the A-League.

Melbourne City are already 11 games into their season in the A-League therefore he would go straight into the campaign. The club is currently fourth in the standings in Australia, nine points behind leaders Sydney FC.

Another option for Lampard could be a return to Stamford Bridge. The club’s record goalscorer may be offered a player/coaching role by Antonio Conte. At the age of 38, he is unlikely to start many games in the second half of the campaign but the Italian may see the Blues legend as a good player to have around the dressing room for the final few months of the season.

Chelsea recently matched a club record of 11 consecutive wins in the Premier League when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0. It could be a great opportunity for Lampard to win another medal with the club he has already represented 648 times.

If Lampard does decide to hang up his boots for good, he may want to go into management. When Steven Gerrard announced his retirement, he immediately was offered the vacant job at MK Dons in League One.

Finally, Lampard may look for a future in the media. Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Paul Scholes have all landed themselves jobs on TV so Lampard might opt for talking about the game rather than worrying about the stresses of management.