Monday, 17 September 2018

I would take John Terry all day - Frank Lampard

Derby County coach Frank Lampard has revealed he would take John Terry any day but there is a little problem.

John Terry is currently out of contract since he left Aston Villa at the end of last season. Though he has been offered to join Chelsea's backroom staff, the England international, however, declined the offer as he still wants to play one year of active football.

He has now been linked to joining Frank Lampard side Derby County, however, Frank Lampard has indicated it will be hard for his side to sign his former team-mate due to his high wages.

'John is a great player, a great person. He would be great for any club,' Lampard said

'What I had to do when I cam here is prioritize in where we want to move.'

'We had to sell the top goalscorer in the league [Matej Vydra to Burnley]. I say, "we had to sell", we sold him to make room and make changes in general, to bring in more options going forward in attacking areas. We had to do that, so we have to refill those goals.'

'Then you have to look at what you've got. I've got Curtis Davies here, Richie Keogh, who made his 300th appearance. I brought in [Fikayo] Tomori as we need some youth to help us there. It simply was a door that wasn't really open. We had to cut the wage bill.'

'So listen, I'll say it again because I don't want it to look like it's not a choice of John Terry - I would take John Terry all day, every day. But we have to think about wage bill, the players we've got and the priority of the squad. It's as simple as that.'

'John will be brilliant at whatever he does. The choices should be and will be his now, when you're a legend of the game and work so hard, he can play on, do media, he can manage, and he'll do it very well.'

John Terry recently rejected an offer to join Spartak  Moscow as he feels the move is not a good one for his family.

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