Exclusive – Former Chelsea ace: Lampard MUST be respected for Man City move

first_imgFormer Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho has suggested that Blues fans should respect club legend Frank Lampard’s decision to join Manchester City.City boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed the England midfielder has agreed to join the Premier League champions until January, as he prepares for his permanent move to newly-formed MLS side New York City.Lampard’s shock switch was met with mixed reaction from the Chelsea fanbase, with some supporters questioning his legendary status at the club having transferred to a top flight rival.But former team-mate Carvalho, who won three Premier League titles and three FA Cups during a six-season stay at Stamford Bridge, accepts the decision was made for purely football reasons.“Obviously I would prefer to see Frank in a Chelsea shirt, but you have to respect his decision to move to City,” the former Portugal international told talkSPORT.“It’s a professional decision he has made for the football, so you must respect that from a player like Lampard.”last_img

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