Apparently Frank Lampard has a good chance to continue playing in MLS during the 2017 season.
The former Chelsea and England legend announced he's leaving New York City FC when his contract ends in December, but a report coming from England announced the cultured midfielder has already received two offers to continue playing stateside next year.
The report from Daily Mirror indicated the two teams would be Los Angeles Galaxy and Orlando City SC.
Lampard will continue to play after quitting New York City FC. There's been offers, with two clubs - believed to be Orlando City & LA Galaxy— Bolarinwa Olajide (@iambolar) November 17, 2016
LA Galaxy would make a lot of sense. Bruce Arena must already be looking for a replacement for the departing Steven Gerrard, and Lampard would be almost perfect since he would occupy a DP spot while also playing in the same position in the field. The main problem would be that Arena already said he might try to sign a young player for the third DP spot, and if that's the case, then Lampard would be ruled out.
Orlando City, on the other hand, has a simpler strategy. They are looking to sign a player who can partner up with Kaka in midfield, and they would prefer someone who could offer leadership, goals and an attacking mind-set coming from midfield. Lampard and Kaka would make an intriguing pair behind the attacking duo of Cyle Larin and Kevin Molino.
Let's not forget Lampard is coming off a very good 2016 season, one in which he scored 12 goals and added three assists in 19 games for NYCFC.
These two teams might not be the only one tracking Lampard, though, as it has been reported that Atlanta United, Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire are also keeping a close tab in the situation.
Orlando City, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Atlanta United & Chicago Fire are keen to offer Frank Lampard another contract in MLS. [Express]— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) November 16, 2016
It remains to be seen what will happen with the 38-year-old midfielder. But all signs point towards him playing in the MLS for another season - if he decides it, of course.