Premier League Transfer News — 19 January 2013

Frank Lampard is being linked with a move to LA GalaxyChelsea legend Frank Lampard is being linked with a move to the MLS with LA Galaxy.

Galaxy have just lost Lampard’s former-England teammate David Beckham and are looking to bring in fresh talent in the near future.

Frank Lampard will be a free agent in the summer and he has been linked with a move to a whole host of different clubs.

Designated player

The designated player system in the American MLS means that big players can be signed above the normal wage structure. Beckham was one of those designated players in LA and the franchise now has room for another big player.

Outstanding

Frank Lampard has been in outstanding form for Chelsea in recent weeks. He is scoring vital goals and playing a key role in the centre of the park for the Blues. Despite his fantastic recent form the England international isn’t going to be offered a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

At 34 years-old he seems to be enjoying an Indian summer at the moment. Chelsea will really miss Lampard when he leaves, especially because he is in such good form. The decision by the Chelsea management to let the midfielder leave really doesn’t make much sense.

Standard

Lampard still has a lot of ability and something to offer. The midfielder had been heavily linked with a move to Ligue One side PSG, along with teammate Ashley Cole. To say that the standard of Ligue One isn’t quite up to the other top leagues in Europe is an understatement.

The MLS however would be an even bigger step down in standard. David Beckham enjoyed the lifestyle of LA and I have no doubt that Frank Lampard would also enjoy the same. Whether Lampard wants to leave the Premier League for a lower standard of league is another question though.

Would moving to LA Galaxy be a good move for Frank Lampard?

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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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