City secure Lampard until January

Former Chelsea FC midfielder Frank Lampard has joined English champions Manchester City FC on a six-month loan deal from his new permanent club New York City FC.

Frank Lampard (Chelsea FC) speaks to UEFA.com
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Following his move to New York City FC, former Chelsea FC midfielder Frank Lampard has joined English champions Manchester City FC on loan until January.

Chelsea's record goalscorer signed for the fledgling Major League Soccer side on 24 July. However, the club will not enter the domestic competition in the United States until the 2015 season, allowing the 36-year-old to return to the Premier League on a six-month deal.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "Frank is a world-class midfielder and this is an opportunity which works perfectly for everyone – the player, Manchester City and New York City. I'm looking forward to working with him and integrating him into our squad."

Lampard, capped 106 times by England, added: "Joining up with Manchester City is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to train and play at the top level and make sure I am in top condition for New York City.

"It has been an amazing few days for me since the unveiling in Brooklyn and everyone connected with both clubs has been fantastic to me. This is a new chapter of my career and I'm really excited about the experience. 

"I met Manuel and some of the players in New York and I'm looking forward to getting into training and making a contribution for Manchester City ahead of my move over to New York."

The 2011/12 UEFA Champions League winner will be eligible for the City squad throughout the group stage of the upcoming competition, which begins on 16 September.