Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FRANK Lampard Has Closed [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FRANK Lampard Has Closed [...]

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- FRANK Lampard has closed the door on a return to Premier League football ahead of his MLS debut.

The veteran midfielder announced his move to New York City FC last summer, but delayed his start at the club with a season at City.

And while Lampard was fully embraced by Blues fans, he is not interested in another stint in the Premier League.

"I might train somewhere to stay fit (after the MLS season), but I won't play anywhere," he told reporters in New York.

"I've had my time in the Premier League and Europe and it's not going to happen now."

The former Chelsea player made more of an impact at City than most expected, meaning he stayed in Manchester beyond December - when he had planned to join up with NYCFC.

A headed goal against Sunderland on New Year's Day to take City level at the top of the table seemed to underline his importance. …

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