Frank Lampard has signed a new five year contract with Chelsea that extends his stay at the club till 2013. The charismatic midfielder, who hails from England, is at present one of the highest earners in Chelsea.
According to reports, his decision to stay with the football club was more an emotional one rather than professional.
Lampard lost his mother Pat in April this year and at that time got a lot of support from his teammates.
During the London Club’s face off against Manchester United in last season in which the Stanford Bridge’s side emerged winners, the players came out with a shirt having Lampard’s name on it. According to sources, the midfielder received a lot of emotional support from his teammates after the death of his mother.
Lampard said that he was very much helped by his teammates in those trying times and the support he received from the club was something he would never forget. It was because of this loyalty, the England midfielder has decided to stay with the club despite lucrative offers from Inter Milan.
The midfielder said that he made his decision after prolonged thoughts on what would be best for him. The player was very determined to get a five year deal despite turning 30 this year, as he felt there would be no compromise in his play due to his age.
Lampard has said that he had no qualms about his decision of continuing to play at the Stamford Bridge and not joining former Chelsea manager and close friend, Jose Mourinho, at Inter Milan and wished him all the best for his future.