Just hours after Galaxy coach Bruce Arena took the unusual step of publicly acknowledging interest in unwanted Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, media reports have suggested the deal is all but done and could be announced shortly.
Arena rarely makes such a statement about an unsigned player, which lends credence to the theory the Galaxy have pretty much wrapped up the deal.
It’s somewhat surprising given that Lampard appears to have more left in the tank than David Beckham did when he arrived and the likes of Manchester United were supposedly also chasing him. Wouldn’t Lampard relish playing for Sir Alex and have the chance of sticking it to his former club, perhaps in the form of bringing another EPL title to Old Trafford?
Mind you given the snow in England today and the mid-70s temperatures in sunny Southern California, what Englishman wouldn’t want the opportunity to dump gray old England for warmer climes?
Perhaps we will find out more when the Galaxy open training camp at 10 a.m. Monday.
Meanwhile, Chivas USA began its preseason today.