Blues fans told !He is the man!” Former Man City hero Kompany has Lampard message after Chelsea agree £5.5 million-a-season deal
Frank Lampard is set to be handed a three-year deal worth £5.5million-a-season by Chelsea, as former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has backed his move.
Chelsea are set to accelerate their talks with Lampard in the coming days following Maurizio Sarri’s switch to Juventus, with report in the media suggesting that talks are at a deep stage.
The Blues have been impressed by the management of Lampard over the past 12 months after steering Derby County to the Championship playoff final, as he almost got the Rams back in the Premier League.
And after Derby confirmed that Lampard is free to sign for Chelsea, the Sun say the England great will be offered the same wages as predecessor Sarri during talks today, which is around £5.5 million-a-season.
And amid all the talk that he is heading back to Chelsea, Kompany has backed ‘incredible’ Lampard to be a hit at Chelsea.
“Sign him up. He is the man!” said Kompany on the Daily Express website.
“Not only is Frank a great guy but someone who I learned so much from at a stage in my career. He was a bit older when he joined Manchester City and Frank was an incredible professional.
“What he brought at the time, he stepped the level up for everyone else so I know the impact of Frank Lampard on a team and I’m trying to have the same impact when it comes as an older player for Anderlecht.
“He’s up there with the most intelligent players so it’s a natural match with Chelsea, I completely support him.”
At the moment Lampard should not take the Chelsea job, as everyone loves him at the club and that would chance if he finishes outside the Champions League places and fails to bring anymore success to the club.
He hasn’t been long in coaching and neither has Jody [Morris] so it slightly worries many a little bit but if they get the job at Chelsea, because they may not be able to handle the pressure.
The Premier League and Championship are two different levels and it could break his promising career, especially with all the pressure that Roman Abramovic brings from the top.
So Chelsea should decide against bringing Lampard back to the club, let him have a few more seasons managing at a decent level and then offer him the chance to lead the club.
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