Lamps Swaps Stamford for Lower Saxony

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frank-lampard-70Frank Lampard has announced that he has signed an initial one-year deal, with the option for a second, with 1.Bundesliga side Hannover 96 after Chelsea’s all-time top goalscorer left the club this summer after letting his contract expire at Stamford Bridge.

Thirty six year-old Lampard, capped 97 times by England, spent thirteen years at Chelsea after an £11m move from boyhood club West Ham United, clocking-up 422 Premier League appearances and scoring a fantastic haul of 132 goals en route to winning three league titles in 2005, 2006, and 2010, as well as ten other trophies.

70-hannoverHannover manager Mike Büskens introduced the veteran midfielder to the media at AWD-Arena today, saying that he was “delighted to be able to welcome Frank to the club, I am confident that he will provide a massive boost to the whole team.”

After shock defeat in the opening round of this season’s DFB-Pokal to third-tier Regensburg and a dour 0-0 draw at promoted Hertha Berlin on Saturday, Büskens was upbeat that Lampard’s signing will be a catalyst for his side.

“I have the utmost confidence that Frank can lead this club to glory, and that he will win this club points on his own. Frank is a magnificent capture for this club.”

Lampard has signed a deal through to the end of May worth £31,5000 per week, with an automatic one-year extension triggered should he play in 20 league matches this season.

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