Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Frank Lampard will begin training with Manchester City at Carrington on Wednesday.
Pellegrini spoke about the surprise move for Lampard for the first time and insisted that the decision to bring in the 36-year-old England midfielder extended beyond simply keeping him fit to play for City’s New York franchise next year.
As quoted on the Daily Mail, Pellegrini said: “From next Wednesday he will start working with our team and will play for us until January, we’ll see after that.
“At the moment he will work with the squad and be a member of the squad. He will fight for a position.
“He knows we have a very good team, we have a lot of players in his position. He is one player more. We have a lot of games particularly with the Champions League, so he’s very important for our team.”