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Chelsea Legend Makes Unexpected Move
66 games short of Gigg's record, can Lampard overtake the Welshman?
Goal Journalist: Chelsea and England icon, Frank Lampard, has joined Southampton F.C on a free deal upon his return home from the World Cup. Lampard was widely expected to move to newly formed MLS side New York City F.C to finish his career, but has instead chosen to continue at the highest level, and continue to add to his Premier League appearances, of which he has the second-most behind Ryan Giggs. The 36 year old will no doubt be a key player in Gareth Southgate’s midfield, providing goals, assists, and more than anything, experience to a young central midfield. Having announced his international retirement on 106 caps 4 days ago, Lampard is now solely focused on maintaining his form for his new club. Lampard spoke at the clubs official announcement at Saint Mary’s:
“I am thrilled to be here. I was offered numerous oversea offer for large amounts of money, but when the manager asked me if I would be interested in playing for another Premier League club and pushing for European football, I couldn’t resist. I know I’m not as quick as I used to be, but I truly feel like I still have a lot to offer, and I’m glad Gareth (Southgate) saw that in me. I knew I wanted a different challenge, and helping get Southampton into European football is now that challenge.” – Frank Lampard