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The Liverpool captain will join up with the MLS side in July

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Frank Lampard is 'very, very committed' and will be forgiven by New York City FC fans

Director of MLS side say supporters will be able to overlook the midfielder's decision to remain at Manchester City

The 36-year-old midfielder initially completed his move to the new MLS franchise on a two-year deal last July

Frank Lampard is 'very, very committed' and will be forgiven by New York City FC fans

Director of MLS side say supporters will be able to overlook the midfielder's decision to remain at Manchester City

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The former Chelsea man enjoyed his first day of training at Manchester City as he began a six-month loan deal

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Frank Lampard speaks of 'fantastic opportunity' to play at Etihad

Jack Rodwell could be heading for the exit at Manchester City

Frank Lampard joins Manchester City: Arrival of former Chelsea player could see Jack Rodwell leave for Sunderland

England midfielder has failed to impress at the Etihad Stadium

Frank Lampard has moved on loan to Manchester City

Manchester City transfer news: Frank Lampard joins City on six-month loan deal, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms

Former Chelsea midfielder starts with City on Wednesday

Frank Lampard will pass Billy Wright and equal Bobby Charton’s caps tally of 106 caps against

Manchester City transfer news: Frank Lampard heads to Etihad as pre-New York City FC stopgap

Former Chelsea midfielder likely to join Manuel Pellegrini's champions in time for the Community Shield match with Arsenal at Wembley next Sunday

QPR transfer news: Julio Cesar returns from Toronto loan spell ahead of expected departure

Harry Redknapp has previously confirmed that he expects Cesar to leave the Premier League club

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