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5 Reasons Why Frank Lampard Will Be A Fantastic Signing For New York City FC

5 Reasons Why Frank Lampard Will Be A Great Signing For NYCFC

Frank Lampard enjoys a laugh during Chelsea training
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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been unveiled as a new signing for New York City FC. The Englishman has signed a two-year contract with the Manchester City/New York Yankees owned franchise, and it will prove to be one of the best signings the club could have made at this point in their development. Lampard brings a plethora of attributes to New York, and here are five reasons why he'll be an invaluable signing for NYCFC.

5. Sets The Bar High

Frank Lampard salutes the Chelsea fans
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5. Sets The Bar High

Frank Lampard salutes the Chelsea fans
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From day one, Lampard will set a high standard in all aspects for his teammates to follow. He's genuinely trying to help a new franchise build and expand as quickly as possible. Throughout his career -- barring the odd mishap as a youngster -- Lampard has been an exemplary and model professional who demands the same from those around him, and that will certainly not change as a mature 36-year-old.

4. Goals

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring a goal against Bolton Wanderers
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4. Goals

Frank Lampard celebrates scoring a goal against Bolton Wanderers
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Although Lampard is now 36 years old, he is still of a level to be a big contributor on the field of play for NYCFC. Lampard is the top goalscoring midfielder in Premier League history with 170 goals and Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer with 211 goals. He will be a goal threat at all times and one of the most dangerous players on any pitch he steps foot on in MLS.

3. Winner

Frank Lampard celebrates winning the Europa League
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3. Winner

Frank Lampard celebrates winning the Europa League
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Lampard is a serial winner. One of the key things he will bring to a young and emerging franchise will be an immediate winning mentality. That usually takes time to embed and develop with a new team, but Lampard brings that winning ethos immediately for his new teammates to learn from.

2. Profile

Frank Lampard celebrates a Chelsea goal
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2. Profile

Frank Lampard celebrates a Chelsea goal
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Frank Lampard is a huge name no matter where you go in the world. He is highly respected for not only his level of play over the years but the way he carries himself off the pitch also. He is a team player, a fantastic teammate and a great ambassador for the club he represents. Lampard will represent NYCFC excellently, with honor and respect, and the perception and profile of the franchise will grow accordingly.

1. Leadership

Frank Lampard playing for England
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1. Leadership

Frank Lampard playing for England
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NYCFC will be entering MLS in 2015, and with what will in all likelihood be a younger team when they initially enter the league, Lampard will be a vital leader for the team in its early years. He will happily offer guidance and leadership off the field, as well as proven quality on it, and the total package of benefits in having Lampard make him one of the best signings NYCFC could have made right now.