By Adebayo Williams
New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard has announced that he will leave the club at the end of his contract in 2016, Goal reports. The former Chelsea man joined the Major League Side in 2014 but spent the season on loan at parent club, Manchester City in the Premier League.
“As my time at NYCFC comes to an end, I would like to thank so many people for the kindness and support that they have shown me over the last two years.
“My team-mates have been a pleasure to play alongside. The amazing fans have given me incredible support and backing.
“I have very much enjoyed my time and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to play for such a great club and in such an incredible city,” he posted on Instagram.
NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira added: “Everybody talks about Frank’s goalscoring record from midfield but, I can tell you after a year of working with him, he brings so much more to a team than just goals.
“What Frank has brought to the locker-room is something just as important – his experience, his elite mentality and his mentorship for the younger members of our squad have helped us greatly this year.
“It is clear that Frank has embraced playing in this league and for this club. I am grateful for his service in my first year here and I wish him the very best in whatever he chooses to do next.”
New York City were beaten by Toronto in this season’s Eastern Conference semi-finals.