Disgruntled Man City ace eyeing early exit

Frank Lampard is growing frustrated with his lack of Manchester City game time and is eyeing a possible move to MLS side New York City FC this month, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The 36-year-old ace agreed a stunning deal to join the newly-formed Stateside outfit last summer when released by Chelsea, but the complex ownership issues of his club – City part-own them – saw him sign at the Etihad Stadium on a short-term deal.

It was believed that this move was a loan-based one until January to maintain his fitness – the American season runs through the summer months – but it later emerged that Lampard had agree a pre-contract with NYCFC, which allowed him to stay on for the end of the Premier League season after being persuaded to do so by the Sky Blues.

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‘Lamps’ played a big role through January when Yaya Toure was away with the Ivory Coast at the AFCON, but despite making 30 appearances this term, the majority of the veteran ex-England man’s minutes have come as late cameos.

And with City now out of Europe and the FA Cup and facing just eight more Premier League games, Lampard is pondering an early move across the Atlantic Ocean.

New York City FC’s impressive start to their debut season has encouraged the experienced ace, who would link up with former Barcelona man David Villa.