Lampard wants to emulate Scholes, Giggs

Frank Lampard insists that he wants to remain at Chelsea for a number of years, following the examples of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

The 33-year-old has one-year left on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, and he has been linked with moves to Spain, USA and China.

But Lampard has seen the likes of Scholes and Giggs playing well into their 30s and he wants to do the same.

"I love Chelsea and, ideally, I will be here longer than just one more season," he told the Sunday Mirror.

"I look at people like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United and see what they are still doing and I would love to do the same for Chelsea. I want to emulate them."

Lampard admits he did think about leaving to play abroad a number of years ago, but he was more than happy to commit to Chelsea.

"I considered playing abroad three or four years ago, that's true. But I decided to be here at Chelsea for the long haul," he said.

"You can see what can be achieved by players like John Terry and Steven Gerrard who have been one-club men. Talks are planned with the club in the summer and as long as they want me, I would be more than happy to continue.

"As you get that bit older, you can't play the same way as you did five or six years ago. But I still feel I can contribute. I still feel good and I feel fresh in training and I am enjoying my football as much as ever."

Advertisement
Advertisement