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Lampard states ‘I’ve got options’ with Championship club favourite to land signature

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has stated that ‘I’ve got options’ following speculation linking Brighton & Hove Albion with a January move.

According to Sky Bet, Brighton are 2/1 favourites to secure the midfielder’s signature before September 2017. Sky Bet Championship rivals Newcastle United are 22/1, Fulham are in the market at 33/1 and QPR are priced at 40/1.

Lampard was part of the BBC Match of the Day Live punditry team for Friday night’s FA Cup clash between West Ham United and Manchester City.

Speaking following the conclusion of the game, Lampard stated that “I’ve got options really, I’m keeping fit and if I do play again it needs to be completely right for me.

“Fortunately enough, I’ve been able to have a good, long career and it would be the final right choice that would be important.

“But i’m relaxed about it as January goes and we’ll see”

The 38-year-old has a wealth of experience in English football, having featured for multiple Premier League outfits. He spent a large part of his career at Chelsea – making 626 appearances, scoring 208 goals and assisting a further 150.

Lampard played his earlier career at West Ham, featuring in 157 games for the London club. Following his departure from Chelsea, the midfielder made the move to MLS side New York City, scoring 15 goals in 31 games.

Whilst at NYCFC, Lampard spent time on-loan at Manchester City, scoring eight and assisting four in 38 fixtures for the club.

He is also an England international, featuring in 106 games and multiple international tournaments for his country.

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