Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has agreed a new one-year deal at the club, says Sky
The England international, who became the Blues’ highest goalscorer ever last week after finding the net twice against Aston Villa, had been expected to leave the club, with his current deal due to expire this summer.
But the 34-year-old, who has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent months, insists he always wanted to stay in west London.
Lampard said: “I’m absolutely delighted. Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea. We’ve been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable.
“I want to thank Mr Abramovich for everything he’s done in making the dream a reality. I love this club, the staff, the players and especially the supporters, who have treated me fantastically since the day I arrived.”
The former West Ham player has enjoyed another successful season at Stamford Bridge, scoring 17 times in all competitions, despite often only being involved from the substitute’s bench.
He was part of the Chelsea starting line-up on Wednesday evening as Rafael Benitez guided the Blues to the Europa League title with a 2-1 win over Benfica in Amsterdam.
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